Electric (EVs)


Chesapeake Hosts First Mid-Atlantic Alternative Fuel Vehicle Roadshow

The inaugural Mid-Atlantic Alternative Fuel Vehicle Roadshow concluded in Chesapeake, Virginia this past Friday following a four stop tour that began in Maryland’s Baltimore County and Montgomery County before traveling to Richmond and finally Chesapeake, Virginia. Though the attendance in Chesapeake was somewhat sparse (as opposed to the other sites), the roadshow was informative with […]


Will Utilities Finally Take the Lead on EV Adoption?

It should be no secret that several entities are particularly crucial to the successful proliferation of electric vehicles. Government agencies, automotive manufacturers, research centers, and even tourism play important roles in advancing what is still considered a fledgling industry. But perhaps no entity plays a more important role than electric utilities. Not only do they […]


The Future of Electric Vehicles and the Smart Grid 1

According to a recent tweet from NRG’s eVgo (@nrgevgo), their analyst data states that over $48 billion has been invested in electric vehicles worldwide. Though the tweet did not elaborate over what timeframe this investment has been made, one can assume it is likely since 2010 when the EV market began its latest resurgence and […]


What Can EV Chargers Gain From ATMs? 1

I recently encountered a tweet picturing an NRG eVgo charger due for replacement with a sign posted saying as much. Unfortunately, eVgo had messed up the charging rate nomenclature on the warning sign (perhaps a sign of the still maturing market). The snafu prompted a reply from an EV savvy tweeter correcting their mistake.  What […]


Hydrogen Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles: Where’s the Holy Grail? 6

Thanks to a retweet by the Electric Drive Transportation Association (@ElectricDrive), I happened to view a YouTube video just released by Hyundai promoting what they say is the first volume production fuel cell vehicle; their Tucson Fuel Cell (aka HydrogenEV). Indeed, though over 20 hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicle (FCEV) prototype and demonstration cars have […]


Electric Vehicle Challenges Mirror Mobile Phone History

Observing today’s electric vehicle challenges reminds me a lot of the early days of the mobile phone (or cell phone, as it was originally called). There are several parallels, which mean EVs are somewhat restrictive today but harbinger great things if they progress anything close to that of the mobile phone. “Cell” phones were initially only […]