smart grid

California Takes The Lead In Using Batteries For Grid Storage

California Takes The Lead In Using Batteries For Grid Storage

We all know producing electricity is an energy-intensive process, but the complications don't stop at how utilities generate that power. Demand for electricity ebbs and flows, and often doesn't correlate with generating capacity. One way of dealing with these fluctuations in supply and demand is to... read more

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Eaton CHAdeMO DC quick charging station, Mitsubishi headquarters, Cypress, CA

Bigger Batteries Key To Better Quick Charging For Electric Cars

To help make electric cars more palatable for long-distance driving, the 2012 Nissan Leaf SL and 2012 Mitsubishi i can be rapid-charged from empty to 80 percent full in... read more June 11, 2012 by 11

2012 Nissan Leaf

Nissan Launches Leaf To Home Electric Car Power System

After the devastating earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan in March 2011, Japanese automakers Toyota, Nissan and Mitsubishi have all been working on technology designed to... read more May 31, 2012 by 5

Onstar Hopes To Make Charging Chevrolet Volts Greener

OnStar To Help 2012 Chevy Volts Charge When It’s Greenest

One of the biggest criticisms of electric cars is that they only move the pollution from the tailpipe of a car to the smoke stack of a power station. But a new application... read more January 24, 2012 by 0

Ecotality Blink Level 2 residential charging station for electric cars

Electric Car Charging Station Gets Smart, Networks With Home

Imagine a future where your electric car could talk to your home and chose the best time to charge itself based on use predictions, electricity costs and home energy demands... read more January 31, 2011 by 2

2011 Chevrolet Volt

GM Exec: Chill, Volt Electric Cars Won’t Bring Down The Grid

NOTE: Your faithful editor, John Voelcker, moderated this panel at VentureBeat's GreenBeat 2010 conference. As electric cars move towards the smart grid, there’s been a... read more November 5, 2010 by 0

2010 Toyota Prius

Toyota Smart Center Benefits Home Efficiency, Not Just Cars

We've seen Onstar from General Motors. We've heard about iPhone apps that allow you to keep tabs on how your 2011 Nissan Leaf or Smart Electric Drive are charging too, and... read more October 7, 2010 by 0

Opel Meriva electric vehicle, to be tested in Germany as part of MeRegioMobil program, 2010-2011

GM Electric Meriva Van Tests Vehicle-to-Grid Charging in Germany

Last summer, Karl Stracke, the vice president of global vehicle engineering of General Motors, said the company planned to test three battery-electric vehicles in different... read more September 29, 2010 by 1

Power lines by Flickr user achouro

Can EV Charging Crash The Grid? Toronto Hydro Chief Says Yes

Picture the scene: You arrive home after a long day at work. The lights are on, the dinner is waiting for you in the oven and the kids are watching TV. Before leaving the... read more September 2, 2010 by 7

diesel and AdBlue fillers in Audi Q7 TDI

Pee Power: Could Urine Help Charge EVs?

Could a compound in urine be used to generate electricity, even for vehicles? It's a possibility. According to a report, two postdocs at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh... read more August 27, 2010 by 1

Power lines by Flickr user achouro

No, Electric Vehicles Won't Bring Down the U.S. Power Grid

Last week's heat wave prompted another eruption of that perennial question: Won't electric cars that recharge from grid power overload the nation's electricity system? Or put... read more July 12, 2010 by 15

Power plant

Electric Cars Must Pay Higher Taxes To Build Power Plants, Says Power-Plant Builder

With the increase in coverage that electric cars are enjoying in both the motoring and the mainstream press, you might be forgiven for thinking that the future is bright for... read more July 8, 2010 by 13

Nissan Leaf being charged

GE, Nissan Join Forces To Ready the Grid For Electric Cars

This story, written by Camille Ricketts, was originally posted on VentureBeat's GreenBeat, an editorial partner of AllCarsElectric. Nissan continues to beat the electric car... read more April 29, 2010 by 2

Power lines by Flickr user achouro

Will Electric Cars Destroy Your Neighborhood Power Grid? No, But...

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... read more November 23, 2009 by 4

Nuclear photo by Flickr user Andrea Kirkby

France Punishes Peasants (And Entrepreneurs) For Saving Energy

As the saying goes, if the French didn't exit, we'd have to invent them: A nation that reveres Jerry Lewis, builds cars with single-spoke steering wheels or names like Kangoo... read more July 28, 2009 by 0


Malta and IBM Announce Smart Grid Plans

One small island nation off the coast of Italy is about to become the test case for countrywide smart-grid technology. Malta and IBM have agreed on a plan to digitize the... read more February 4, 2009 by 0



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