Electric buses, trucks, and public fast charging stations aren’t like buildings—EVs charge for only a few hours a day and can shift their charging demand to when most people are sleeping and there is plenty of spare capacity on the electric grid—but until now they’ve generally been forced onto rate plans designed for large buildings and industrial operations that use electricity more constantly. Most commercial and industrial rates include “demand charges” based on the facility’s highest point of demand for electricity at any time in a given month. Because EVs consume a lot of electricity while plugged in, these demand charges mean big bills, even if they’re charging when the grid is underutilized and electricity is cheap.
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“Vehicle electrification in Norway is brought about, not by generous subsidization, but—quite the contrary—by stiff taxation,” Fridstrøm wrote.
It is worth briefly noting how all electric cars use the same charging connection, apart from Tesla, which has a proprietary connection: It’s Supercharger charging stations cannot be used by any other vehicle. However, Teslas come with (or can be bought with) an adapter to use with all other chargers.
NEW DELHI: In a first, India plans to come up with its own standards for charging stations for its emerging electric vehicle (EV) ecosystem. To start with, the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) and the Department of Science and Technology (DST) are working on an indigenous charging standard that will also help reduce the cost of establishing charging stations for EVs in the country.
These can be office managers offering an in-kind benefit to staff who plug in vehicles at work, or stores and restaurants offering a free charge to patrons to attract their custom.
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On our route down to Cornwall the first rapid charger we tried to connect to immediately reported a fault, saying there was a grid failure. The second – some 50 miles later – worked as it should, but it still meant we had to deviate from the plan. Being restricted to a single rapid charger is a limitation of many charging sites and that seems to be the case for many CCS Combo users.
In an attempt to rapidly increase the use of electric vehicles in the country, India is working to develop its own EV charging station standards.
One of the retirees encouraged to send a form letter blew the whistle by sharing an email from a company lobbyist in California with regulators, the report says. Marian Catedral King, the company’s internal lobbyist, wrote to the president of the Phoenix chapter of the Chevron Retirees Association (which includes retirees of Chevron subsidiary Unocal). Chevron was asking for support on behalf of the Western States Petroleum Association to lobby against the initiative by sending letters or making calls against the rule which would give "undue advantage in favor of electric cars."
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“To be able to buy an electric car, you need to charge it at home,” he explained, adding that EV owners prefer to charge at home even with available public chargers. “20 to 25 percent of the population aren’t able to park on their own premises with a charger. You need space, even if you put chargers into light poles on the street. Space is always scarce.”
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