Vast majority of EV drivers ‘willing to use smart charging tech’. A new study reveals most people would be happy to have their charging automatically managed to avoid times of peak grid demand if it cut their energy bills.
Energy Live News 3rd July 2019 read more »
Two weeks ago, The Washington Post called Shenzhen, the tech hub in Southern China, a “pacesetter,” when reporting on how it became the first city in the world to turn nearly all of its buses and taxis electric. But it is not just public and for-hire fleets electrifying in Shenzhen. In the last three years nearly 60,000 electric light trucks and vans have been deployed for urban freight movement, representing approximately 35 percent of the city’s overall fleet of urban delivery vehicles. RMI’s latest report, A New EV Horizon: Insights From Shenzhen’s Path to Global Leadership in Electric Logistics Vehicles, explores Shenzhen’s experience in the deployment of electric logistics vehicles and takes on one of the most important questions to accelerating adoption of EVs in urban delivery: how to effectively provide charging infrastructure. The analysis and conclusions are based on telemetric data gathered from electric logistics vehicles (ELVs) and a series of interviews with stakeholders, including charging station owners, logistics and leasing companies, and vehicle operators. We believe a deeper understanding of Shenzhen’s experience in ELV deployment can be a guidepost for other cities across the world aiming for a cleaner, low-carbon future.
RMI 30th June 2019 read more »