As More people purchased early automobiles, demand for gasoline stations grew in tandem. These days, as sales of electric vehicles (EVs) trend upward, demand for home-charging stations is increasing, as well.
Five years ago, as plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) began hitting the road in numbers, U.S. gasoline prices were running around $3.50 per gallon and heading upward, and automakers saw a great market opportunity for cars that granted their drivers independence from the gas pump.
The global plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) charging market is closely tied to the state of PEV sales and is entering a phase where electrical vehicle supply equipment (EVSE) is becoming a commodity, according to Navigant Research.
As electric cars, smart meters and solar panels have become popular, it may be hard to believe that consumers don’t have enough information about the energy the technology consumes.According to a group of researchers, that is precisely the case.
Every new industry presents several indicators for growth. In the case of electric vehicles (EVs), one barometer is the market for charging equipment. According to a recent report, that market is about to see rapid growth on a global scale.
In the pursuit of technological innovation and alternative-energy sources, California has a well-established reputation as a pioneer. That reputation also applies to the field of electric vehicles (EVs).
Fast-charging technologies are essential to the growth of electric vehicle (EV) use. Fortunately, the number of worldwide fast-charge stations is projected to expand. According to a report from IHS Automotive, the industry will grow by a factor of more than 100 times from 2012 to 2020.
James Strange III, vice president of Louisville, Ky.-based Advanced Electrical Systems Inc., first began thinking about adding electric vehicle (EV) chargers to his company’s installation services at last year’s NECA Show.
During the 2011 Chicago Auto Show, Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn and Chicago city officials announced the selection of 350Green, a developer of electric vehicle (EV) charging networks, to design, build and operate a network of 280 EV charging stations throughout the Chicago area.
To borrow a horse-racing metaphor, electric vehicles (EVs) have barely left the starting gate in their efforts to transform our transportation system, but forecasters predict a growing market for the charging equipment needed to keep them on the road.
Dominion Virginia Power proposed a pilot program to offer time-of-day pricing options to encourage off-peak charging of electric vehicles, taking another step in supporting the arrival of plug-in vehicles in the marketplace.
In late January, the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), working with the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), unveiled a prototype of a new, six-bay electric vehicle charging station at the EPRI laboratory in Knoxville, Tenn.