“Range anxiety” is a real phenomenon for any driver, and concern about where to charge represents one of the biggest current barriers to widespread electric vehicle (EV) adoption. Right now, plug-in opportunities limit trips, particularly for people who can’t charge at home or who need to travel longer distances where charging outlets are fewer and farther between.
For the short time remaining, Kallenius still heads up Mercedes-Benz’ massive R&D operations at a time of unprecedented technical change.
In statements made this week he suggested that price parity may come thanks to a coalescence of cheaper EVs but more expensive ICE vehicles.
Miami, FL, May 21, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Blink Charging, and SP Plus, parking management services, are excited to announce that they have installed the fastest Level 2 electric vehicle (EV) charging stations available for guests of Four Seasons Hotel Miami located in Brickell. The coordination with the three companies further reinforces Four Seasons’ commitment to sustainability and the increased driver demand for EV charging in urban areas. This installation replaces old EV charging equipment, now offering the most advanced, fastest EV charging stations.
A large array of these older EV batteries could store energy during the day when the system is under less demand or when renewable energy sources like solar or wind are making excess power, and act as a ballast for the grid when that demand ramps up.
“Together with AEP, we are exploring opportunities to use the second life battery to improve energy security, reduce CO2 and prepare for broad scale electrification of the transportation ecosystem,” said Ryan Harty, manager of Connected and Environmental Business, American Honda, in a statement. “Neither automakers nor utilities can address these complex technical, policy and business issues alone.”
Honda plans to use the batteries from its now-discontinued Fit EV to power its pilot program with AEP.
EVgo and Chevron are cooperating to expand availability of electric vehicle charging to conventional gas stations, beginning with more than a dozen fast chargers already installed at five Chevron stations in northern and southern California.