As the energy industry continues to evolve, power companies are increasingly offering new rate plans that better align the cost you pay for the electricity you use at home with the cost to generate that electricity.
While electric vehicle (EV) charging is becoming much more commonplace, it’s still an area that many prospective EV drivers have questions about.
For example, how long does it take to charge an EV? How do you find EV charging stations in your area? And how much does it cost to charge compared to fueling a gas-powered car?
Fortunately, there are a number of initiatives underway that are addressing these questions and are improving the overall charging experience for EV owner… >>
With a new year just around the corner, many are beginning to think about personal goals that they hope to accomplish or behavioral changes they wish to make over the next 12 months.
If you have some energy-related goals in mind, such as improving your home’s energy efficiency or reducing your overall carbon footprint, now is the perfect time to start planning.
Let’s look at three resolutions you can make to be a smarter energy consumer in 2023:
1. Upgrade your home with Inflation Reduction Act incentives.
When the >>
With more electric vehicles (EVs) of varying makes and models appearing on American roads all the time, it seems clear that the future of transportation is electric.
However, there are still many roadblocks and pitfalls to overcome before everyone has access to electric transportation options and charging station infrastructure that meet their needs.
Let’s look at a few recent stories that foretell the path to an electric future:
1. Electric vehicle registrations rise 57 percent from 2021.
While the sale of new EVs … >>
Summer’s here, and for many Americans, that means hitting the open road. But with gas prices still hovering around $5 per gallon nationally, your Great American Road Trip might prove costlier than ever before.
Fortunately, there’s never been a better time to make your epic road trip electric. While many drivers might still have concerns about electric vehicles (EVs), road-tripping in an EV can be cost effective and convenient with the right planning.
Here are three tips to make your electric road trip a success this summer:
Every day, more and more electric vehicles (EVs) are appearing on American roads. Despite the continued impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, EV sales in the U.S. still managed to increase by 83 percent in 2021.
But, in addition to a greater volume in EV sales, the EV market as a whole has advanced considerably in recent years, and today, it’s arguably more convenient to be an EV owner than ever before.
Let’s look at four key areas where the EV market is changing:
1. New tr… >>
According to a new survey of Americans, just over 40 percent of drivers of gas-powered cars are considering an all-electric or plug-in hybrid electric car the next time they purchase a vehicle.
This comes as dozens of new electric vehicles (EVs) are expected to come on the market in the next few years from Audi, Chevy, Cadillac, Hyundai, Volvo, Ford and other automakers.
While interest in EVs… >>
Electric vehicles (EVs) continue to rise in popularity with each passing year, yet despite this trend, many consumers are unaware of many of the benefits that EVs can provide over gas-powered cars.
Even as some automakers begin phasing out internal-combustion engines, there are some misconceptions about EVs that just keep sticking around.
Let’s look at four of these persistent myths and what the facts say today:
1. The batteries in electric vehicles don’t have enough range.
When the groundbreaking Nissan Leaf debuted in the United States… >>
Over the last few years, electric vehicles (EVs) have gone from a rare sight to common occurrence on American roads. In fact, in 2011, there were only about 10,000 EVs sold in all of the United States, but last year, despite challenges due to COVID-19, Tesla alone sold over 200,000 electric vehicles in the U.S.
While this growth is certainly impressive, it’s also just the start of the coming wave of electric vehicles. Washington and California have recently announc… >>
Over the last decade, there has been considerable progress in updating our power grids, which until recently had remained largely unchanged since the early days of electric power. Using digital technologies, like smart meters and sensors, today’s modern “smart grids” are optimizing the delivery of power to your home and around your community.