4 Case Studies Making the Case for Installing EV Chargers in Parking Lots
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As more consumers opt for the advantages of driving an EV, businesses are beginning to provide their EV-driving customers with EV chargers in their parking lots. Who wouldn’t want the convenience of fueling their car while they shop, enjoy a manicure, or get their annual checkup? It’s a new concept, but it’s catching on. Now that several forward-thinking companies have installed EV chargers on their premises, case studies on EV chargers in parking lots have begun to pop up. Here are some of the success stories coming out of these early efforts. Price Chopper and Partners’ EV Charging Venture ..read more
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3 Amazing Rural EV Infrastructure Success Stories
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1M ago
With the advent of longer-range electric vehicles – even pickup trucks – EV ownership has entered the realm of the possible for people in rural areas. This development bodes well for rural EV infrastructure companies that want to stake their claim on this emerging market. Image via Freepik The availability of affordable long-range EVs isn’t the only thing lighting up the rural EV market. According to a recent National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS) post, rural and urban EV owners spend anywhere from 3 to 13 percent more at fueling stations and convenien ..read more
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Top U.S. Cities Installing the Most Non-Tesla EV Chargers
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1M ago
The EV revolution continues to grow in the United States despite slow sales growth in the first quarter (Q1). According to Kelley Blue Book, EV sales growth slowed to 2.6% in Q1 2024. In Q1 2023, EV sales outpaced Q1 EV sales in 2022 by an impressive 46.4%. Because Tesla continues to lead the US EV market, its Q1 sales growth losses of 13.3% dragged down the average. Others, including GM, VW, and Nissan, reported slow or negative sales growth. In Q1, sales were booming for many others. Ford was notable at 86.1% sales growth, and GM’s Cadillac, Hyundai, Rivian, Mercedes, BMW, and Toyota all did ..read more
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4 of the Top Fastest-Growing Private and Municipal Fleets
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1M ago
Fleet electrification, the transition of fleet vehicles from internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles to zero-emission electric vehicles, is growing fast worldwide and in the US. Fleets consist of a wide variety of vehicles, large and small. In 2022, Domino’s Pizza announced it would operate the nation’s largest electric pizza delivery fleet, using the all-electric Chevrolet Bolt. In 2023, Schneider National, Inc., a leading transportation and logistics provider, announced that its battery electric vehicle (BEV) semi-truck fleet successfully delivered over one million zero-emission miles of c ..read more
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Meet the Top 5 US Utilities Pledging to Be 100% Renewable by 2060
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1M ago
Scarcity. It’s that undercurrent of stress that keeps you up at night. And if you have an EV charging business that depends on your utility to keep the power flowing, that stress has probably reached peak levels as seasonal weather patterns threaten power outages at every turn. Image via Freepik The cure—at least for EV charging business owners—is renewable energy sources. Specifically, those utilities pledging to be 100% renewable by 2060. If your utility is among those pledging to be all renewable by 2060, you can breathe a sigh of relief. Meet five future-focused utilities t ..read more
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7 Things You Need to Know About Megawatt EV Charging
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1M ago
As the world moves closer to a more sustainable way to move goods, shippers need to find a way to power huge EV trucks capable of carrying cargo at scale. Enter megawatt EV charging (MCS) – a fast, high-power charging system that will be able to charge heavy-duty electric trucks to 80% in mere minutes. In May of this year, Siemens Smart Infrastructure announced that their engineers had successfully tested their megawatt charging system prototype, completing the “first ever 1 MW charge” on a Mercedes-Benz eTruck prototype. Other leading-edge EV charging companies, too, are working on ..read more
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4 Case Studies Showing the Acceleration of Wireless EV Charging
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1M ago
Wireless charging is about to go large — and the EV charging industry with it. No longer only for phones, tablets, and other mobile devices, wireless EV charging has sprung out of the gate as a major player in the EV space. With a projected global worth of $825 million by 2027, wireless EV charging looks to be the wave of the future. If you’re a player in the EV charging industry, you need to explore a few wireless EV charging case studies to discover how you and your team can use this information to advance your own EV infrastructure business. Image via Freepik New Florida Sta ..read more
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How to Integrate On-Site Renewables into EV Charging Infrastructure to Supplement Grid Capacity
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2M ago
As US News’ Cherise Threewitt points out, those of us in the EV charging space could do more to make EV usage even greener. By integrating on-site renewables into our EV charging infrastructure, we can wean the industry from dependence on non-renewable resources for its power. Image via Wikimedia Commons One of the main reasons people choose EVs is that they want to reduce their dependence on fossil fuels. Unfortunately, as the US Energy Information Administration discovered, nearly 60% of the nation’s electricity comes from fossil fuels. Integrating On-Site ..read more
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3 Examples of EV Readiness Plans Across America
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2M ago
Residents of even the most underdeveloped areas deserve a chance to choose to buy and drive an electric vehicle. Learn how an EV readiness plan can give those areas opportunities to thrive through more EV charging options. Image via Freepik Gas Vehicle Range Anxiety Leads to an EV Revelation Image via Freepik One of our EV Charging Summit writers just returned from a trip through the heart of Appalachia. Her experience opened her eyes to how urgent EV readiness is across the nation’s most sparsely populated areas. Traveling in an inherited gas-guzzling SUV, she took the scenic rout ..read more
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Despite the Bad Press, EV Sales Soared to a New High in 2023
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3M ago
If you believe some of the latest press reports, EV sales are rolling downhill fast. For example, a recent headline in the UK’s GB News read, “Electric car sales could plummet as only 18 percent of drivers want an EV and Tesla slashes workforce.” Image via Freepik The truth? EV sales soared to a new high in 2023, as the Union of Concerned Scientists’ David Reichmuth points out. And even after one of CNBC’s recent headlines read, “EV euphoria is dead. Automakers are scaling back or delaying their electric vehicle plans,” its writer, Michael Wayland, had ..read more
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