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Con Edison’s SmartCharge Program Rewards EV Owners

Con Edison’s SmartCharge Program Rewards EV Owners

An electric utility will pay EV owners 5 cent per kWh of charging during off-peak hours Electrek, April 17, 2017 We previously reported on several reward programs for electric vehicles owners charging during off-peak hours, like BMW’s program in California and the Netherlands is trying to make it a nationwide standard for EVs, but now we

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EVs: Cleaner Than Gasoline-Powered Cars and Zero Emissions

Electric Vehicles Good for the Environment & Save You Money Clean Technica, April 18, 2017 Electric cars themselves produce zero emissions when driven, but even if you factor in the emissions from electricity produced in your region that is utilized to power your electric car, it’s extremely likely your electric car is cleaner than a

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Volkswagen and CARB Ready the Diesel-Gate Penance Program, “Electrify America”

Ryan Pollin, ERS, for Zondits Remember Diesel-Gate? Volkswagen engineers and executives had been lying about the carbon intensity of their diesel vehicles for years – they did not crack the “clean diesel” formula, they just faked it. Carbon reparations are being litigated all over the world, and here in the states, the California Air Resources

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New Solar System Follows the Sun… and Looks Pretty Doing It

Katie Robinson, ERS, for Zondits Despite the growing solar panel installation rates throughout the country, there are still many factors holding homeowners back from installing solar rooftop panels. Some fear that their roof doesn’t see enough sunlight or that inevitable roof repairs will be much more complicated (and costly) with solar panels sitting on top.

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California Seeks to Invest $1B into EV Infrastructure

Daniel Pidgeon, ERS, for Zondits Southern California Edison, Pacific Gas & Electric, and San Diego Gas & Electric are seeking a combined $1B over the next five years (in addition to $200M already going towards electric vehicle charging infrastructure) to help the state meet its electric vehicle targets and carbon reduction goals. This figure would

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Nissan Develops System to Make EVs the Home ‘Energy Hub’

Power to the people: Nissan and ENEL launch first smart grid trials Automotive World, December 8, 2015. Image credit: Pittou2 At the 21st UN Conference on Climate Change (COP21) in Paris this week, Nissan has announced the development of an innovative Vehicle to Grid system which will allow drivers to operate as individual ‘energy hubs’ with

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The First Step Toward a Vehicle-to-Grid Power System

Jesse Remillard for Zondits, July 20, 2015. Image credit: stux Although some particularly tech-savvy individuals were able to hack their Nissan  Leaf electric vehicles (EVs) to provide back-up power for their households during Hurricane Sandy without the manufacturer’s help, Nissan has announced an official vehicle-to-household (V2H)  system for US owners providing two-way charging support. This will allow

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Chevy Volt Batteries Find a Second Life

Gita Subramony for Zondits, July 10, 2015. Image credit: Jeff Glucker Chevy Volt batteries are finding a second purpose after they’ve reached their end of useful life powering the electric automobiles. The batteries can be repurposed to provide energy storage for stationary applications such as buildings. General Motors is now using old Volt batteries to provide

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