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Electric Vehicle Charging Gets a Boost

Buy an electric vehicle now, before there is a big charging network, or wait for a bigger charging network? Some of that debate will be taken off the table as utilities add charging capacities in their service territories. One effort is the…

EV Charging Will Not Channel Gasoline Stations

Fill’r up? That message will stay the same whether the filling station is gasoline or electric, but that’s about where it stops. I got to thinking about the old service stations I recall from my youth, and even the changes I saw while working…

Energy Consumer Weekend - EV Edition

Electric vehicle companies want drivers to give EVs a try. Maybe if they get people behind the wheel once, buying an EV will be a done deal. It is National Drive Electric Week, a promotional time for car companies to get people to try…

States Are Evolving Electric Vehicle Fees

When drivers do not use gasoline they do not pay gasoline tax. Seems obvious, of course, but state lawmakers are wrestling with that. Electric vehicles (EV) use the roads that gasoline taxes are supposed to maintain. Some states have enacted…

Electric Vehicles Exemplify a Southeast Dilemma

Can a region be a leader and not-so-much a leader in energy at the same time? Yes. That was suggested about the Southeast. Automakers have put plants across the Southeast, much to the delight of economic developers. Electric vehicles (EV)…

Quick Take – Electric Vehicles Trickle Our Fancy

Electric vehicle (EV) buyers need confidence that they won't have to worry about finding places to charge them when needed. That was the observation from an investment site recently. ECC noticed that column because we just ran several electric…

Quick Take - The Where and When of Vehicle Charging – Part 1

How to charge an electric vehicle is one thing, where and when to charge it is also on the table. Today, the when. Here’s the story that raises the issue for us: Appalachian Power will offer first Virginia electric car time of day charging…

Quick Take – Gasoline Station Goes All-Electric

It is a first. A gasoline station has converted to being an electric vehicle charging station. 100%. The photo shows the station for its grand re-opening. RS Automotives in Takoma Park, Maryland, has been around since 1958. Since 1997 the…
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Quick Take - Cary, NC, Police Chief Electrifies Citizens

The police chief of Cary, NC, is creating a buzz. That is because she drives an electric police vehicle. CBS17, WNCN-TV, reported the story July 18. Neat story. Toni Dezomits became chief in mid-June, after 22 years on the force. She started…

QUICK TAKE – Electric Vehicle Pollution - Possible?

Electric vehicles are emission-free, right? Kind of. Here’s the headline: “Electric cars won’t save the planet without a clean energy overhaul – they could increase pollution.” Some countries plan to eliminate cars running on…