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Finding fast-chargers for 26.4 million EVs

In late 2021, 2.4 million Electric Vehicles (EVs) travelled U.S. streets and roadways. Many drew their power from chargers installed in home garages where they could recharge overnight. Those chargers, plus available public chargers, met “early adapter” needs to power a daily commute plus local errands. At vacation time, many EVs would remain garaged while […]
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Three recent steps toward an EV infrastructure

The one million Electric Vehicles (EVs) on U.S. streets and highways aren’t causing traffic jams. They travel quietly while 275 million petrol-powered vehicles roar past, spewing CO2 into the atmosphere.[1] Fossil-fueled vehicles outnumber EVs,  275:1. That will soon change. An estimated 26.4 million EVs will be on the road by 2030.[2] Streets will be quieter, […]

Keeping lights on and costs controlled with Vehicle-to-Grid power

The storms, fires, droughts, and floods of climate change are turning off lights and jamming the wheels of progress. In 2022, we see this happen in more places, more often. Power failures have increased by 60 percent over the past seven years. Today’s greater uncertainty advances a business case for backup power. Where once that […]

How EV service fleets can extend their range

A transition from high maintenance petroleum vehicles brings challenges and opportunities to fleet managers. Proactive steps taken today can reduce acquisition and maintenance costs by better planning for tomorrow’s EV service fleets.

America’s road to an EV future

You may know that vikings sailed the ocean blue 471 years before Christopher Columbus reached the Bahamas. You may also have read that in 2021, a Scandinavian country is leading the technological journey away from fossil fuels, toward Electric Vehicles (EV). More than 89% of passenger vehicles registered in Norway last month were EV. Less than 4% were […]

JRTC at LaVilla earns LEED Gold certification

Congratulations to the Jacksonville Transportation Authority and Balfour Beatty for the recent environmental certification of the Jacksonville Regional Transportation Center (JRTC) at LaVilla. The JRTC has certified as a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold facility. Credits for LEED certification are earned for environmentally-friendly and energy efficiency features. The JRTC LaVilla facility earned 63 […]

Orlando’s high-speed charging hub to be Florida’s largest

The City of Orlando’s 100% Renewable Energy Resolution, published in 2017, sets a 2050 target for sourcing 100% of electricity consumed in the city from renewable energy resources and associated technologies. Toward that target, the Orlando Utility Commission (OUC), Orange County, and Power Electronics are collaborating in development of the largest high-speed charging facility in […]

Finding opportunities in high-speed rail, electric vehicles, and more

The Council on Women in Energy & Environmental Leadership (CWEEL) will present the next in their 4-part series of career advancement webinars on May 19th. The webinar will explore Clean Energy & Career Opportunities in the Transportation Sector, including Electric Vehicles (EV) and High Speed Rail. Alexa Stone, ecoPreserve President, will moderate this online session. […]
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The road ahead for Electric Vehicles will be a busy one!

More than 276 million vehicles travel today’s U.S. roadways. All but 1.6 million of those cars, trucks, and buses find fuel at the 115,000 gas stations along the way. That remaining small percentage (less than 2%) requires plug-in power and is fueled at home or by the 26,000 vehicle charging stations now open to the […]