Ed Kjaer

  • Power lines by Flickr user achouro

    Over the next 12 months, carmakers will introduce several new plug-in electric vehicles. One question that's frequently asked of GreenCarReports: Does recharging electric cars pose a threat to the electricity grid? The 2010 Fisker Karma and the 2011 Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrids, among other electric-drive vehicles, are scheduled to roll out next year. Without a range-extending engine, the 2012 Nissan Leaf electric car will be even more reliant on the grid. So it's a reasonable question. The answer, in short, is: No. The current power grids in the U.S. are more than capable of handling...

  • Ed Kjaer, director of electric transportation, Southern California Edison
    Five Questions: Ed Kjaer, SoCal Edison's Electric Transport Director

    Ed Kjaer is usually the most profane executive at any electric-car event. Blunt, direct, often outspoken, he's known as a go-to guy for real-world perspective on how plug-in cars will start to enter the U.S. auto fleet. Since 1999, he's been the Director of Electric Transportation for Southern...

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