Considering Grid Impact as Electric Vehicle Adoption Explodes

GianGabriel Masoni Dobles, Zondits staff, 7/5/2023 Originally published for Utility Analytics Institute, Zondits received approval to repost the following article about grid impacts from electric vehicles. A group of analytics professionals and experts in electric vehicle adoption and grid integration pooled their insights on the best practices to overcome the challenging obstacles of electric vehicle … Read more

Zondits Interview: Actually, You Can Get There From Here

Brian McCowan, Zondits staff, 10/25/2022 Zondits speaks with a rural Mainer about his experiences with EV ownership. Richard Doughty is a recently retired professional engineer who specialized in energy efficiency and clean energy project development and assessment. Richard was previously featured in the annual Zondits April Fools issue when it was reported that he applied … Read more

Toyota Defends its Decision to Pursue Multiple Paths to Clean Vehicles

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Brian McCowan, Zondits staff, 7/18/2022 Toyota has been under increasing criticism for not moving as fast as other manufacturers in developing and marketing EVs. Once considered a leader in cleaner automobiles with the introduction of the hybrid Prius in 1997 followed by a plug-in hybrid Prius, climate-conscious consumers have increasingly turned their attention toward 100% … Read more

Formula E – A Racing Testbed for Electric Vehicles

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Brian McCowan, Zondits staff, 6/27/2022 For proponents of clean energy, the sport of automobile racing has always been a controversial subject. For some, it is a waste of precious energy resources, but others view it as contributing valuable research and development (R&D) for improving the efficiency of automobiles. That discussion has recently taken on a … Read more

Zondits Interview – Purchasing a Used EV

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Mark D’Antonio, Zondits staff, 6/14/2022 Amber Watkins is Senior Consultant and Policy Advisor at DNV and recently purchased a used electric vehicle (EV). In this Ask-The-Expert discussion, she shares her experience, perspectives, and key takeaways. What drove you to purchase an EV and why did you opt for a used vehicle? When I lost my … Read more

Will Direct Lithium Extraction be a Driver or Passenger in Electrification?

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Matt Montalbano, Zondits staff, 5/12/2022 Electrification in the transportation sector will be driven by batteries. And for the foreseeable future, specifically lithium-ion batteries. With the demand for electric vehicles (EV) around the world on the rise, producers will look to increase lithium extraction to meet the market needs. According to a World Bank Group report, … Read more

What Tune Is Your Electric Vehicle Playing?

Mark D’Antonio, Zondits Staff, 2/23/2022. You know that age-old question, “If a tree falls in the forest…does it make a sound?” Well, here’s a modern-day sonic question: “Since your EV doesn’t make (much of) a sound, should it?” Most of us think of electric vehicles as virtually silent, but it’s reasonable to ask if electric … Read more

G.M. Sets Exclusive Goals for EV Transition Come 2035, 2/1/21. The move, one of the most ambitious in the auto industry, is a piece of a broader plan by the company to become carbon neutral by 2040. The days of the internal combustion engine are numbered. General Motors said Thursday that it would phase out petroleum-powered cars and trucks and sell only vehicles … Read more

Forecasts Predict a Boom in EV Buses

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E-Buses to Surge Even Faster Than EVs as Conventional Vehicles Fade Bloomberg New Energy Finance,, May 21, 2018 The electrification of road transport will move into top gear in the second half of the 2020s, thanks to tumbling battery costs and larger-scale manufacturing, with sales of electric cars racing to 28%, and those of … Read more