Will BEVs Need New Power Plants?

…Will BEVs Need New Power Plants?… No matter what the benefits of battery-powered vehicles (BEVs), proponents of BEVs are taking no chances that their pet project won’t be derailed. While BEVs may have a compelling value proposition long term, they Continue reading Will BEVs Need New Power Plants?

Battery-Powered Vehicles Value Proposition

…Battery-Powered Vehicles Value Proposition… Battery-powered vehicles (BEVs) should only replace internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles if their value proposition is demonstrably better. See, Future of Battery-Powered Vehicles And what is the value proposition that warrants a transition to BEVs? Here Continue reading Battery-Powered Vehicles Value Proposition

Carbon Folly

…Carbon Folly… My first book on the CO2 issue, Carbon Folly, was published in 2008. It was remarkably prescient. It did not, however, predict the decline in the use of coal as the result of EPA regulations under the Obama Continue reading Carbon Folly

Electric Vehicle Status Report, 9 Months 2018

…Electric Vehicle Status Report, 9 Months 2018… The third quarter showed a significant increase in the sale of Battery-Powered Vehicles (BEVs), which was probably the result of Tesla’s push to build its Model 3. Another significant change was the drop Continue reading Electric Vehicle Status Report, 9 Months 2018

Battery Powered Vehicle Update

…Battery Powered Vehicle Update… Battery powered vehicle (BEV) sales increased 44% over the first half of last year. PHEV sales increased 30% year over year, while Hybrids (HEV) sales declined slightly year over year. BEV sales remain at only 0.7%% Continue reading Battery Powered Vehicle Update

Infrastructure for Battery-Powered Vehicles

…Infrastructure for Battery-Powered Vehicles… There has not been, to my knowledge, a comprehensive study detailing the required investments in infrastructure to support battery-powered vehicles (BEVs). Any such study must address three infrastructure components: Power generation requirements Distribution system requirements Charging Continue reading Infrastructure for Battery-Powered Vehicles