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Cyber Assault On Electric Grid Could Make U.S. Feel Like Post-Hurricane Puerto Rico (From Forbes) If a mass power outage were to result from a successful cyberattack on the electric grid, national security and economic stability would be threatened. This is because hospitals, banks, factories, pipelines, financial networks, water systems, telecommunications and military bases would [Read More...]
Backup Charging Is Essential As More Electric Vehicles Are Adopted (From InsideSources) A recent analysis from Bloomberg New Energy Finance suggests that EVs could account for half of all new cars sold by 2040. This begs the following question: as electric cars become more popular, how would a driver charge an EV [Read More...]
As Cyber Threats To The Electric Grid Rise, Utilities And Regulators Seek Solutions (From Forbes) The U.S. electric grid is increasingly dependent on the internet for operations, and as a result it is also increasingly susceptible to cyberattacks. It doesn’t take much imagination to see how such attacks might cripple a broad swath of the [Read More...]
Surprise: Nuclear Power Maximizes Environmental Benefits Of Electric Vehicles (From Forbes) The sources of energy that power the grid to charge electric car batteries matter just as much as vehicle emissions. Nuclear power is a clean and efficient power source, but its availability is at risk due to cheaper sources of [Read More...]
Electric Vehicle-To-Grid Services Can Feed, Stabilize Power Supply (From Forbes) Vehicle-to-grid (V2G) technology allows electric vehicles to charge and discharge electricity to and from the grid. V2G can improve the power system’s resiliency and reliability and make customers money. Studies have been conducted to understand how V2G service can be [Read More...]
How Electric Cars Can Make Your Electricity Cheaper And More Reliable (From Forbes) Electric cars, specifically their batteries, can help balance supply and demand on the grid. In fact, Pacific Gas & Electric and BMW recently released results from a pilot program that demonstrates how electric vehicles can be used as a flexible [Read More...]
How To Charge Your Electric Vehicle (And Other Devices) When The Grid Is Down (From Forbes) The aftermath of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico has shown the devastating potential consequences of not having electricity for an extended period of time. As electric cars become more popular, how would a driver charge his or her vehicle when [Read More...]
Tesla Joins a Growing Trend: Electric Buses and Trucks (From RealClearEnergy) The Tesla Semi, an electric heavy-duty truck, was unveiled last week. Tesla plans to begin production in 2019, and two customers already are interested in buying them, J.B. Hunt Transport Services and Meijer Inc., the Michigan-based grocery store chain. But [Read More...]
Who Should Pay For Electric Vehicle Chargers? Who Should Profit? (From Forbes) Electric vehicles are unlikely to win broad market acceptance unless they can be charged quickly and easily anywhere in America. Chargers are critical in getting rid of “range anxiety,” the fear of running out of charge with no station in [Read More...]
The Bottom Line on Electric Cars: They’re Cheaper To Own (From Forbes) The price of electric vehicles is coming down, but they still look expensive compared with many gasoline-powered cars. That comparison, though, is misleading. Once you figure in the cost of ownership, especially maintenance and fuel, electric vehicles are a bargain [Read More...]
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