Understanding Microgrids

…Understanding Microgrids… Hurricanes have severely damaged transmission and distribution lines and caused millions of people to go without electricity for days. Hurricane Maria wiped out the transmission and distribution lines in Puerto Rico. Superstorm Sandy did the same in New Continue reading Understanding Microgrids

Snake Oil Salesmen and Electric Vehicles

…Snake Oil Salesmen and Electric Vehicles… Battery electric vehicles (BEVs) and transportation are receiving a great deal of attention from individuals hustling audiences. New technologies are disrupting traditional businesses. Legitimate arguments can be made about the effect of a new Continue reading Snake Oil Salesmen and Electric Vehicles

Battery Powered Vehicle Status

…Battery Powered Vehicle Status… Battery powered vehicles (BEVs) ended the third quarter with year-over-year sales growth of 19%, essentially the same as last year. Rather than being a breakout quarter, the focus at the end of the third quarter has Continue reading Battery Powered Vehicle Status

Are Battery Powered Vehicles the Future?

…Are Battery Powered Vehicles the Future?… The Economist Magazine made several over-the-top statements about electric vehicles in its August 21 issue, not the least of which was that the cost of ownership between an internal combustion engine powered vehicle and Continue reading Are Battery Powered Vehicles the Future?

Electric Vehicle Sales Report

…Electric Vehicle Sales Report… The following table shows vehicle sales for Hybrids, PHEVs and BEVs for the first half of 2017. Quick takeaways: Sales of all three categories increased in the second quarter: PHEVs by the largest percentage, i.e., 21%, Continue reading Electric Vehicle Sales Report

Electric Vehicle Industry Issues

First quarter sales of PHEVs and BEVs were robust. Given that PHEV and BEV sales continue to be tiny in comparison with all light vehicle sales, the questions remains: Will PHEVs and BEVs become mainstream over the next few years? Continue reading Electric Vehicle Industry Issues