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EV Veterans Honor SCE’s ‘Dean’ of Electric Vehicles

The retirement celebration becomes a reunion of electric car trailblazers.
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by Paul Griffo, Energized by Edison Writer

By the early 2000s, the battery electric car in America seemed all but dead.

General Motors had stopped making its EV1 electric car, and, after more than a decade of modest progress, not much else was on the horizon for the movement to popularize electric vehicles.

Electric Vehicles And The Need For Public Charging Infrastructure

By: Kelley Brown, Global Communications Sector Lead, Bechtel Infrastructure and Power Corp (BIPC)
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Additional Author: Dan Degagne

GM Digital Vehicle Platform Debuts, Enables Adoption of Future Technologies

Installed on newly-unveiled Cadillac CT5, with rollout to most GM vehicles globally by 2023
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General Motors has debuted the company’s all-new electronic platform necessary for its next-generation of vehicles, EVs, active safety, infotainment and connectivity features, and the evolution of the Super Cruise driver assistance feature*. These and many other advancements are central to GM’s vision for a world with zero crashes, zero emissions and zero congestion.

Duke Energy Proposes $76M Electric Transportation Program in North Carolina; Southeast’s Largest Utility EV Initiative Yet

Summary: 
  • Critical electric vehicle funding assistance for school buses, public buses and fleet vehicles. 
  • EV charging installations at home could yield customers $1,000 rebate.
  • Proposed program will support about 2,500 new charging stations in N.C.
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  • Critical electric vehicle funding assistance for school buses, public buses and fleet vehicles. 
  • EV charging installations at home could yield customers $1,000 rebate.
  • Proposed program will support about 2,500 new charging stations in N.C.

Powering the Future of Electric Vehicles

Duke Energy CEO Lynn Good on LinkedIn: Potential for EVs is extraordinary
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Editor's note: Follow Duke Energy CEO Lynn Good on LinkedIn, where this article first appeared. LinkedIn members can read, like, share and comment on Good's posts.

The gas-powered car has remained the dominant mode of transportation since it first began fueling motor vehicles in 1886. But the internal combustion engine is finally starting to lose its stranglehold on the market. The disrupter? Electric vehicles (EVs).

Porterville Transit First Site for SCE’s Electric Bus Charging Pilot

SCE is launching a number of programs to support charging medium- and heavy-duty trucks, buses and other industrial vehicles.
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Bus riders in Porterville, a city about 60 miles north of Bakersfield, will soon have one more reason to feel good about using public transportation: clean, smog-free electric buses.

Consumers Energy Plugs in to Clean Energy Future, Turning to Electric Vehicles for Company Employees

Energy Provider Also Works with General Motors to Promote Smart Charging
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JACKSON, Mich., Sept. 26, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Consumers Energy has announced plans to provide more electric vehicles for its employees -- a major step toward a clean energy future for Michigan.

Consumers Energy President and CEO Patti Poppe said this morning that the company is now buying or leasing electric vehicles instead of purchasing new sedans that rely on gasoline. Poppe and an official from General Motors also announced the start of a pilot program to test smart charging for electric vehicle owners.

Ride-and-Drives Accelerate Switch to Electric Vehicles

​SCE is partnering with Plug In America to help spread the word about incentives and the benefits of going electric.
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“The primary difference I notice is acceleration, and how well it transitions from start to stop,” said Los Angeles resident Ken Braziel after test driving the Nissan Leaf and BMW i3. “And how quiet it is. It’s amazing.”

“I drive a zero-emissions car. It’s super fun to drive … I’ll never go back to a gas-powered engine,” said Nancy Dolan, whose electric vehicle lease is about to expire.

Getting a Look at the Green Technologies of the Future

The California Climate Cup competition seeks to identify startups that could accelerate the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, improve air quality and enhance resiliency.
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Michael Burz admitted at the outset his is an uphill battle — making battery technology sexy.

“It’s a battery, not blockchain,” said Burz, referring to the popular technology used as the basis for BitCoin and other digital currency.

Michigan Utilities Look to Lower Rates Through EV Time of Use Charging

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Michigan is moving ahead of other Midwest states as its two largest utilities propose a combined $20.5 million investment in electric vehicle infrastructure.

A key aspect to the three-year plans from DTE Energy and Consumers Energy is incentivizing EV drivers to charge at home during off-peak hours at night. With preliminary data so far, the utilities say that with more customers driving EVs, program incentives could drive down rates for all customers by millions of dollars.

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