Electric vehicles could offset shrinking electricity demand if utilities lay a foundation for EV owners in their communities, according to the Smart Electric Power Alliance.
The public power city of Bartow, Fla., will see lower wholesale electric costs in 2018 because of city officials negotiating new agreements for purchasing wholesale power from the Florida Municipal Power Agency and the Orlando Utilities Commission, FMPA said on Aug. 24.
Consumer interest in buying an electric vehicle has increased in the past year, with young adults accounting for the greatest interest, the Consumer Federation of America said on Sept. 19 in releasing the results of its second annual survey on EVs.
A federal judge on Oct. 25 approved a partial settlement with Volkswagen in the VW emissions-cheating scandal that will cost the car manufacturer $14.7 billion over 10 years.
Ameren Missouri is pondering its next move after the utility was dealt a setback when the Missouri Public Service Commission decided last week not to regulate electric vehicle charging stations.
Marking a dramatic turn of events in the electric vehicle arena, Volvo Cars on July 5 said it is placing electrification at the core of its future business and that starting in 2019 every vehicle it launches will have an electric motor.