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The agency is also working on making that rebate available at the point of purchase rather than waiting more than two months for processing. DEQ is also expanding its outreach within these communities and recently hired a new team to help answer questions. The messenger matters JR Anderson has been teaching people about EVs as a program manager for Forth Mobility, which holds Mobile Showcase events in rural and traditionally underserved communities.
The events educate people about EVs and let them test drive vehicles. JR Anderson helps operate Mobile Showcase events in rural and traditionally underserved communities. Hacienda CDC, a nonprofit that develops affordable housing in Portland, has been partnering with Forth for more than 10 years. So far, Hacienda CDC has about affordable housing units and will be opening an additional units across the street from its headquarters in their newest building — Las Adelitas.
Resident services manager Jessica Lam said the partnership will create a new car-sharing program that will involve piloting an EV shuttle service. But Lam said there were many barriers to access, including using an app to reserve the car on a smartphone, language barriers, having a bank account to pay for the service, and the fear of using an unknown car. Hacienda CDC ultimately decided it was best to end the program until they could figure out a better way to educate the community and get people better access to EVs.
Down the line, Lam said Hacienda CDC hopes to bring back EVs for their residents to rent but will figure out different ways of doing so. Hacienda CDC also plans to install two charging stations at their newest building at Las Adelitas through their partnership with Forth, to remedy another issue people face — keeping their EV charged. Rethink charging People like Valarida go through hoops to be able to find the perfect time and rates to charge their cars and stay under budget. Some people can buy level 2 chargers for their homes, which can triple the amount of charge per hour depending on the charger, but they could cost several hundred dollars to thousands.
For people like Valarida on a budget, buying both an EV and a new charger could be out of reach. Courtesy of Ellen Valarida Other challenges emerge for people who live in apartment complexes and multi-dwelling housing like year-old Monica Zazueta. She lives in low-income housing in Vancouver and needs to ensure her parking space is close to her apartment so that her charging cord can reach a power outlet.
This was such a horrible experience. That program is set to start next year. Another way ODOT will be prioritizing disadvantaged communities is by using an interactive map of proposed charging stations. PE looks at moves under way to redress this Increasingly stringent CO2 emission deadlines for cars mean that in almost one million plug-in hybrid electric vehicles are expected to be on the roads. Despite this, in , sales of electric vehicles continue to lag. Whether through range improvements, faster charging or improved charging convenience, consumers need to be reassured that EVs will meet their mobility needs for sales to gain momentum.
If we are really expected to replace the internal combustion engine with an electric motor, many argue that a convenient charging infrastructure is vital, accompanied by the freedom to drive for longer periods and faster charging methods. These aspects combined could ensure that potential users have more confidence to buy EVs in the first place. Jean-Pierre Diernaz, director of electric vehicles at Nissan, believes that looking at refuelling stations for EVs is a good place to start, believing that the technologies used there will need to adapt to make charging a more efficient and convenient operation.
The concept aims to investigate how stations will need to create a sustainable and innovative refuelling network and demonstrate the benefits brought by a smart electric vehicle ecosystem — not just in terms of mobility, but in harnessing the potential of battery storage and vehicle-to-grid systems.
The aim of our collaboration with Nissan is to highlight the magnitude of the challenge that we face in evolving our cities to meet change. New technologies, alternative forms of fuel and changing trends are all having a huge impact on the way we get around.
Today, most plug-in hybrid electric vehicles use a three-pin plug and recharge at 10A, sufficient to allow a full overnight charge. But a typical EV only has a range of 90 miles, so consumers are likely to value the ability to charge faster, particularly at public infrastructure where it may not be possible to park for long periods.
Therefore it may be the case that range anxiety could be alleviated by a pervasive network of fast systems capable of recharging vehicles in 15 to 20 minutes, much faster than the eight or so hours required by standard residential systems. Such networks are being deployed countrywide in Belgium and Estonia, where fast charging systems are installed no more than 30 miles apart on main roads. Prajyot Sathe, automotive research associate at consultancy Frost and Sullivan, believes that improving access through the building of charging infrastructure in strategic public and private locations will overcome the challenge of range anxiety.
In many countries, policy initiatives are supporting the development of charging infrastructure today. Communal facilities This requirement for publicly available charging infrastructure recognises that many EV owners, especially in cities, will need to rely on access to charging stations in collective parking areas, at apartment blocks, offices, or business locations, and suggests that member states focus on charging station density in urban areas. Sathe explains that increasing the driving range of EVs through public charging infrastructure typically yields more socially desirable adoption outcomes than increasing the battery capacity.
EVs allow a different approach from refuelling a petrol or diesel car, as it is no longer just a case of vehicles having to go to a refuelling station — charging infrastructure can be located where vehicles are parked for long periods, which consumers may find more convenient. While convenient charging is vital to increase adoption, it may not be necessary to significantly increase the amount of charging infrastructure in the UK.
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Local authorities, whose permission was needed to build battery-switching stations, put up unexpected roadblocks, slowing progress, company officials said. Another shortcoming: Better Place assumed that other automakers would build vehicles that are compatible with its battery-swapping technology, but so far only Renault has done so. Marketing has been another challenge: The company is asking its customers not only to embrace a new technology, but an unfamiliar business model that is hard to explain.
He said battery swapping might make sense for taxis or fleets, but not on a broad scale. My test drive with Better Place was a mixed bag. On the round trip from Tel Aviv to the Negev, I had to switch batteries twice, going slightly out of my way both times. On the plus side, the battery-switching station, which resembled an automated car wash, worked perfectly: I was in and out in about five minutes, without having to leave my car.
And I loved the instant torque and the quiet of the Fluence EV. Better Place customers seem to be satisfied, too. Although their numbers are small, electric vehicle owners worldwide are generally happy with the new technology. In the U. The Volt overcomes range anxiety by adding a small gasoline engine to its electric drive train, while the all-electric Nissan Leaf depends on a network of public charging stations. All the companies offer home chargers to their owners.
The company sold more than cars a month in January and February, accounting for about 0. In December, only 23 were sold. Others, though, say the Better Place story underscores the fundamental challenge facing the electric car.
Without battery-switching, pure electric cars have a limited range and they take a long time to recharge. But the administration, as well as the industry, has yet to provide a clear answer to a simple question about electric cars and companies like Better Place: What, exactly, is the consumer problem that EVs are trying to solve? Are they about saving money in the long run, not having to worry about rising gas prices, reducing the environmental impact of driving, or just enjoying the ride?
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We don't have a paywall because we believe everyone deserves access to factual information, regardless of where they live or what they can afford to pay. Alongside its fully integrated smart-grid network of charging stations, battery packs and cars, Better Place is best known for its concept of battery swap stations, where cars fitted with appropriate battery packs can exchange a discharged pack for a fully-charged one in less time than it takes to fill up an average car with gasoline.
But does the technology work? Here's how it will work. Published: Dec 18, Media Platforms Design Team It takes more than just a vehicle to convince consumers to adopt electric cars. Recharging their batteries has to be as easy as filling up a tank of gas. Israel-born entrepreneur Shai Agassi, the founder of the startup company Better Place, is relying on robotic quick-change stations to swap out depleted batteries for fresh ones in the electric cars he is servicing.
Drivers will enter a station when their battery pack gets low and have the battery replaced faster than it would take to refill a gasoline tank. Better Place proposes building a network of curbside charging stations where owners can top off their vehicle batteries. In late September, Better Place signed a deal with Renault-Nissan to put , electric vehicles on the road in Israel and Denmark by Better Place will own the batteries along with the infrastructure for servicing them.
The software could also interface with future power-monitoring technology to feed power from parked cars.