Electric Cars to be Cheaper than Gas-Powered Cars by 2025

Electric Cars to be Cheaper than Gas-Powered Cars by 2025

Energy efficient, battery-powered cars will, by 2025, be cheaper to buy than conventiaonal, gasoline-powered cars. Bloomberg New Energy Finance recently reported that the price of the zero emission cars is largely due to falling battery costs. The report says that “batteries currently account for about … Read more…

EVs Provide Supplementary Power at Fort Carson Army Base

EVs Provide Supplementary Power at Fort Carson Army Base

San Antonio-based Southwest Research Institute (SWRI) has deployed the first electric vehicle aggregation system that supplements energy supply at an Army base in Colorado. It uses the new Society of Automotive Engineers standard for bidirectional power using direct current (DC) fast charging, The system, part … Read more…

DOE Wants Harmony Between EV Charging, Grid

DOE Wants Harmony Between EV Charging, Grid

The Energy Department launched a new center to ensure that vehicles, charging stations, communications and networking systems work in unison with the electric grid. The Electric Vehicle-Smart Grid Interoperability Center, located at Argonne National Laboratory just outside of Chicago, will work to harmonize emerging EV … Read more…

Chrysler Tests EV Technology to Shave Peak Power on Grid

Chrysler Tests EV Technology to Shave Peak Power on Grid

Chrysler Group has partnered with Detroit-based non-profit NextEnergy to evaluate electric-vehicle (EV) batteries to see if they can be viable storehouses of electricity to send surplus power to the grid. Four battery-powered EV minivans are connected to a charging module that, with NextEnergy’s technology, can … Read more…

NREL Demonstrates Vehicle to Grid Success with Ideal Power Converters

NREL Demonstrates Vehicle to Grid Success with Ideal Power Converters

The US Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory has successfully demonstrated vehicle to grid (V2G) capabilities using Ideal Power Converters’ bi-directional battery converter, according to the company. IPC says the demonstration proves both the product’s technical capability and its economic viability. NREL successfully integrated … Read more…

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