Evs California – Sfeva http://sfeva.org/ Thu, 04 Aug 2022 05:04:37 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://sfeva.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/sfeva-icon-150x150.png Evs California – Sfeva http://sfeva.org/ 32 32 Faraday Future Provides Update on California Electric Vehicle Plant https://sfeva.org/faraday-future-provides-update-on-california-electric-vehicle-plant/ Thu, 04 Aug 2022 05:04:37 +0000 https://sfeva.org/faraday-future-provides-update-on-california-electric-vehicle-plant/

Faraday Future provided further updates on the progress of its North American manufacturing facility and unveiled the official name of the production facility located in Hanford, California, which will now be identified as “FF ieFactory California”. .

This facility will lead production of the TechLuxury FF 91 EV, which will arrive later this year.

“We continue to make exceptional progress in the construction and development of our Hanford manufacturing facility, and we are moving closer to our start of production (SOP) later this year,” said Dr. Carsten Breitfeld, Global CEO of Faraday Future. “The main body lines, electronic coating systems and paint and transport ovens are all in place for the start of production and we continue to build production vehicles that will be used for testing and validation. additional.”

FF uses an electrocoating process in their paint shop which will help ensure a noticeably superior paint finish and durability. The FF ieFactory California team is in the final stages of commissioning the tanks used in this process.

In the body shop, FF is nearing completion of Stage 6, which is the completion of the construction and installation of equipment in the final vehicle manufacturing areas. The body shop robots are undergoing final commissioning and validation to support production activity. This area, like the factory balance, focuses on quality and precision manufacturing processes and will help ensure that the FF 91 is built to the highest standards. This facility will adopt a custom, high-quality, luxury-focused production setup for the flagship FF 91 EV.

“FF ieFactory California” is not limited to manufacturing an EV product. FF creates a larger “intelligent ecosystem”, hence the “that is” in the name. While this plant is very meaningful to FF, it is equally so to the community of Hanford. Faraday Future will hire more than 350 new employees at this plant as FF ramps up production.

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Northwest Territories works to encourage more residents to choose electric vehicles https://sfeva.org/northwest-territories-works-to-encourage-more-residents-to-choose-electric-vehicles/ Tue, 02 Aug 2022 08:02:00 +0000 https://sfeva.org/northwest-territories-works-to-encourage-more-residents-to-choose-electric-vehicles/

“Even though it currently seems like the adoption of electric vehicles is limited and some barriers seem somehow insurmountable, we have to plan to start doing it because in five years it will be too late.”

The federal government has committed to achieving a mandatory zero-emission vehicle sales target of 100% by 2035 for all new light-duty vehicles. It has set intermediate targets of at least 20% of sales by 2026 and 60% by 2030.

A study commissioned by the Government of the Northwest Territories projects that electric vehicles could account for 2.9 to 11.3 percent of all annual car and light truck sales in the territory in 2030.

The study estimates that the planned charging corridor, alongside incentives to purchase electric vehicles, could reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 260 to 1,016 tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent that year.

Sexton said it will likely take a few years before the charging corridor is complete. For starters, the territory recently awarded up to $480,000 to the Northwest Territories Power Corporation to install a Level 3 electric vehicle charger in Behchoko.

The Government of the Northwest Territories expects the charging station to reduce gasoline consumption by 61,000 liters and carbon dioxide equivalent by up to 140 tonnes per year. It is expected to be completed in the spring of 2024.

There are other initiatives to increase the number of electric vehicle charging stations in the North.

Earlier this month, the federal government announced $414,000, along with $56,000 in territorial funding, to install up to 72 mostly Level 2 electric vehicle charges in public places, streets, multi-unit residential buildings, workplaces and facilities with light-duty vehicle fleets in the NWT by March 2024.

In the Yukon, the territory has committed to developing electric vehicle infrastructure in all road-accessible communities by 2027. It has already installed 12 electric vehicle charging stations with seven more planned.

Only a few people in the NWT currently own electric vehicles.

Patricia and Ken Wray in Hay River have owned a Tesla Model 3 for three years. Comparing the extra electricity costs to the gas savings, Patricia estimates that they spend 60% less to run the Tesla compared to a gas-powered vehicle.

“I don’t mind walking past the gas station,” she said.

Despite some initial hesitation about the car’s performance in winter, Wray said she had no problems with her Tesla when it was -40C, although charging took longer. She added that it “really hugs the road” in snowy and icy conditions.

“Northerners need to understand that these cars are wonderful in the winter,” she said.

Wray said that although she and her husband regularly drive their Teslas, it is not possible to travel long distances through the territory. However, as the number of electric vehicle charging stations increases in the NWT, this may change.

“I’m just very, very happy to hear that the charging infrastructure is now starting to be put in place,” she said.

Andrew Robinson of the YK Care Share Co-op is more skeptical of the potential success of an intercity charging corridor. He said while the government’s support for electric vehicles is positive, he believes there is a need to focus more immediately on adoption in NWT communities. He cited local taxi services as an example.

“It’s long,” he said of the drive from Alberta to Yellowknife. “It’s 17 hours of intense driving and when you have to recharge, whatever lengthens that, people aren’t really going to be into it.”

The car-sharing service, which offers a 2016 Chevy Spark dubbed “Sparky,” says on its website that a Level 2 charger can typically charge a vehicle in six to eight hours, while a Level 3 charger takes about a half hour.

This report from The Canadian Press was first published on August 2, 2022.

This story was produced with the financial assistance of Meta and the Canadian Press News Fellowship.

Emily Blake, The Canadian Press

]]> Would you pay $300,000 for a used GMC Hummer EV? https://sfeva.org/would-you-pay-300000-for-a-used-gmc-hummer-ev/ Sun, 31 Jul 2022 14:28:00 +0000 https://sfeva.org/would-you-pay-300000-for-a-used-gmc-hummer-ev/

Thanks to ongoing supply chain issues, used car prices are skyrocketing. Particularly in the United States, where the “I want it and I want it now” mentality seems most prevalent. And while many of you may think paying $15,000 over MSRP for a used Ford Mustang Mach-E or Volkswagen ID.4 is crazy, someone has now listed a GMC Hummer EV for nearly $200,000 more than he paid.

Yes, you heard right. A GMC Hummer EV First Edition, which retails for $112,595, is on sale for $300,000 on the used market. The example in question has virtually no mileage and is located in the small town of Andover, Kansas. And it’s not the only ridiculously priced Hummer EV for sale. A seller in California wants $259,999 for his Hummer EV, while someone in Texas has listed theirs for just under $250,000.

As mentioned above, used car prices are crazy right now. That said, nothing matches the levels achieved by Hummer EVs. The Rivian R1Ts, for example, cost “only” 60-70% more than the MSRP. So what’s behind all the Hummer hype? Well, all Hummer EVs for sale right now are 1,000 horsepower Edition 1 models.

Edition 1 is basically the fully loaded launch version, and it’s sold out. Therefore, if you want to order a Hummer EV from GMC, you’ll have to wait for the EV 3X. This model will technically go on sale this fall, but if you’re only ordering today, chances are you’ll be waiting until at least late 2023/early 2024.

Plus, in all honesty, the Hummer EV is a remarkably impressive machine. Sure, its ridiculous scale means it’s one of the most unsustainable electric vehicles ever made, but from an engineering perspective it’s a fantastic achievement. Never before has a 9,063-pound, 216.8-inch truck been able to accelerate from 0-60 mph in 3 seconds flat. It also looks pretty cool, a nice mix of classic Hummer looks and futuristic style. But is it worth $300,000? Probably not, although you can tell us what you think in the comments below.

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Electricity is expensive. Drivers shouldn’t pay for it https://sfeva.org/electricity-is-expensive-drivers-shouldnt-pay-for-it/ Fri, 29 Jul 2022 01:47:31 +0000 https://sfeva.org/electricity-is-expensive-drivers-shouldnt-pay-for-it/

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With the rush to adopt electric vehicles, charging networks are rolling out in every country, government support is growing, and automakers are promising a slew of green cars. Yet even if all of this happens, it’s worth asking how the power grids will handle the demand for all that electricity.

Given the increasing prevalence of power outages around the world, I’m not sure they can. Electricity consumption from electric vehicles alone is expected to increase by more than 25%(1) . Even if charging networks are built, cabling under highways would barely suffice. Talk to EV drivers who’ve attempted car rides and they’ll complain about the anxiety associated with finding charging stations. More will be needed as adoption grows, and connecting networks will become even more crucial.

China, the world’s largest market for electric vehicles, may have a solution. Even with high adoption, controlled charging is becoming a necessity to limit impact on distribution transformers, study finds. But it also requires an upgrade of grid software, hardware and business operation. Another recent report found that if 60% of gas-powered vehicles were replaced and charging was largely unmanaged, national peak loads would increase by more than 8%. If managed, however, it would be 2.6%. In the event of an electricity crisis, this difference is significant.

It’s a bit of a chicken-and-egg problem: the available infrastructure will determine the charging behavior of drivers, but networks need to understand demand to come up with strategies. More and more, businesses are realizing that it won’t necessarily be like gas stations, where consumers fill up on the go. It can be overnight at home, day at the office, or at the last minute. Either way, the grids need to cope and do better. Electricity distribution will need to be extended and reconfigured, while secondary substations, including transformers, will need to be upgraded – a mammoth task.

There are solutions (at least in part) to help ease the pressure, and many are being implemented in small measures. One is better batteries that take cars further. Yet these remain expensive and at some point they will have to be charged for. Large-scale energy storage is also becoming a more important part of the energy equation as it helps balance peak demand. China is investing to increase that in this decade to 100 gigawatts. Also in the United States, the use of industrial-sized batteries is on the rise in states like California and Maine, with Tesla Megapacks.

A longer-term solution is vehicle-to-network technology. While traditional power systems were designed to go one way – from the grid to the home or business (or EV), it goes the other way and allows EVs to be part of the solution. energy storage. But like most significant technological and behavioral changes that require huge investments, regulatory support is needed to create the right incentives.

China is now working to commercialize this, while putting in place policies to strengthen the process. Last year, China’s Standards Administration said its national standards would be aligned with electric vehicle charging needs. Earlier this year, the Ministry of Science and Technology released draft guidelines for energy storage and smart grid technology which focused on key issues including hybrid AC-DC power grids at scale and improving energy efficiency for different types of consumers. At the same time, billions of dollars are being used to modernize the country’s electricity networks.

The way China has conquered battery development and become home to the world’s largest and arguably most sophisticated commercial power packs shows that its approach to electric vehicle energy storage issues is working. The path to connecting networks will be similar. It will have to be a coordinated effort that will require a lot of subsidies and regulatory support. Simply put, ad hoc measures to improve distribution and transmission are unlikely to power electric vehicles. This is a lesson for Europe and the United States – otherwise their consumers will pay even higher prices for electricity.

More from Bloomberg Opinion:

• Here are the batteries we really need: Anjani Trivedi

• Tesla’s not-so-secret battery could help Texas: Liam Denning

• China cracks trillion-dollar electric vehicle issue: Anjani Trivedi

(1) If every American switched to electric vehicles. In addition, electricity demand will vary by country. For example, the share of electricity consumption required by an 80% share of electric vehicles in 2050 will vary between 3% and 25% of total electricity demand in EU-28 Member States, depending on the European Environment Agency.

This column does not necessarily reflect the opinion of the Editorial Board or of Bloomberg LP and its owners.

Anjani Trivedi is a Bloomberg Opinion columnist covering industrial companies in Asia. Previously, she was a reporter for the Wall Street Journal.

More stories like this are available at bloomberg.com/opinion

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Lyft made $8 million in contributions and loans in California’s Proposition 30. It would impose a wealth tax on income to incentivize the use of zero-emission vehicles.

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A schism has emerged within the California Democratic Party over a tax on wealthy residents that would funnel billions of dollars into greenhouse gas reduction mechanisms.

Proposition 30, which will be on the November ballot, has the support of the state’s Democratic party, seven Democratic state senators and 16 Democratic assembly members. His main opposition so far has come from the state’s Republican party and the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association, a group dedicated to stopping state tax increases.

But now Prop 30 has a new enemy: the Governor.

Governor Gavin Newsom and the California Teachers’ Association jointly announced their opposition over the weekend. Newsom called the accessory a “special interest detachment” developed by a company for its own benefit. He is referring to Lyft, the ride-sharing company that has invested more than $8 million in contributions and loans in the campaign, according to documents filed in July by Clean Air California, a committee supporting the proposal.

“California’s tax revenues are notoriously volatile, and this move would make our state’s finances more unstable — all for special interests to benefit,” the governor said. “Support. 30 is fiscally irresponsible and puts the profits of a single company ahead of the welfare of the entire state.

The proposal would impose a 1.75% income tax on Californians who earn more than $2 million a year. Revenue would go to subsidies and infrastructure for zero-emission vehicles, as well as forest fire prevention.

Proponents of the measure pushed back on Monday. In a statement, Yes on 30 said climate change is “devastating California” and the recent failure of federal climate legislation increases the urgency for action at the state level.

“The Yes on 30 campaign is disappointed that Governor Newsom is siding with the Republican Party of California and billionaires in opposing a measure to fight climate change and reduce wildfires,” he said. he declares.

The CTA said Proposition 30 forces taxpayers to pay instead of big business.

“Support. Narrowly-targeted 1930s tax hike puts a special interest lock on income taxes that would traditionally fund transitional kindergarten, public schools, community colleges, health care, security and other priorities,” added CTA President E. Toby Boyd.

Although it receives no direct subsidies, Lyft has several reasons for pouring millions into the initiative. On the one hand, it would offer discounts to drivers who buy electric cars, making such a purchase more profitable and in the best interest of the company. Also looming are Lyft and Uber: companies must ensure that 90% of the kilometers traveled by its drivers are done in electric vehicles by 2030. Proposition 30 could help achieve this goal more quickly.

Lyft did not respond to a request for comment Monday afternoon.

Governor Newsom has yet to weigh in on most initiatives. He has parted ways with Democrats several times recently: In the process of budget negotiations, the governor has been at odds with House Democrats for weeks over how best to provide Californians with inflation relief. He also took recent events, including the mass shootings and the Supreme Court’s overturning of Roe v. Wade, as an opportunity to argue that many Democrats are not doing enough to address the issues facing the country.

This story was originally published July 25, 2022 5:17 p.m.

Owen Tucker-Smith is a summer reporting intern at the Sacramento Bee’s Capitol Bureau. He is a student at Yale University, where he studies statistics and is editor of the Yale Daily News.

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EV Tip: A Public Charging Program Can Work https://sfeva.org/ev-tip-a-public-charging-program-can-work/ Sat, 23 Jul 2022 14:13:42 +0000 https://sfeva.org/ev-tip-a-public-charging-program-can-work/

The second week of July marked EV Week in Canada, with new charging station announcements across the country. It also came months after Toronto announced the official adoption of a street charging pilot program, which was piloted nearly two years ago.

This program, which was launched by the City of Toronto and Toronto Hydro in October 2020, showed me how a well-thought-out, funded program could help EV owners who don’t have access to a garage or charging station. charging in the driveway. (Although I’m still not sure if I parked illegally overnight.)

The pilot program saw 17 Level 2 FLO charging stations installed in areas where there is demand for overnight on-street parking. During the day, drivers could charge their electric vehicle for $2 an hour, while between 10 p.m. and 8 a.m. they could charge it for a total overnight rate of $3. A screaming bargain, as it turned out.

I was trying out a modern long-range EV at the time, a Genesis GV60, and was staying downtown. I parked on one of these chargers and was able to connect quickly. Charging at 7.1 kilowatts, I thought the GV60’s prediction of nine hours and 40 minutes for a full charge was pessimistic, but it turned out to be impressively accurate.

Came back from where I was and disconnected the vehicle just before 8am with a full battery. The only mystery was whether I was supposed to have an overnight parking permit to top up at this location. It was not explicitly stated on nearby signs if a charging EV was exempt.

The official adoption of the on-street charging program by the city took place at the end of May this year, and it was announced that 32 more pole-mounted stations will be installed by the end of 2022.

Michael Bettencourt bought his first electric vehicle at the end of 2011 and has followed the Canadian electric vehicle scene ever since. Follow him on Twitter @MCBet10court

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A Tesla Semi was spotted heading west along Interstate 80 in Colfax, California. The EV automaker appears to have stepped up testing on its Class 8 truck recently.

Reddit user u/bookseller shared a short clip of the Tesla Semi crossing I-80 in Colfax. Some Cyber ​​Rodeo attendees recognized the Tesla Semi from the Grand Opening Ceremony at Giga Texas. They noted that an artist painted the Semi during the event.

At Tesla’s Cyber ​​Rodeo event in April, Elon Musk noted that production of the Semi will finally begin in 2023, along with other long-awaited products. In its recent Q2 2022 shareholder update letter, Tesla officially listed the Semi, Cybertruck and Roadster as “in ‘development’.” More remarkably, the electric vehicle manufacturer has officially announced the development of its Robotaxi fleet.

Earlier this month, two Tesla Semis were spotted on the road. The two all-electric heavy trucks were the updated versions of the Semi. The Class 8 trucks were heading west on Highway 80 near Donner Lake, likely toward PepsiCo’s Modesto site.

So far, most of the Tesla Semi news covers the Pepsi order. Tesla has already installed active megachargers for Pepsi’s 100 Semi-Order at its Frito Lay factory in Modesto. The company announced that Pepsi would receive at least 15 tractor-trailers by the end of January 2022.

According to the company’s website, Tesla Semi reservation orders require a wire transfer payment of $5,000. Tesla requires a wire transfer payment of $15,000 for the first Semi order and $20,000 for each additional reservation. Transfers are due 10 days after booking to finalize the order.

The Teslarati team would appreciate hearing from you. If you have any advice, contact me at maria@teslarati.com or through Twitter @Writer_01001101.

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Will Florida’s Improved Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Convince People to Buy an Electric Vehicle? https://sfeva.org/will-floridas-improved-electric-vehicle-infrastructure-convince-people-to-buy-an-electric-vehicle/ Wed, 20 Jul 2022 09:50:00 +0000 https://sfeva.org/will-floridas-improved-electric-vehicle-infrastructure-convince-people-to-buy-an-electric-vehicle/

The Department of Energy reported that electric vehicle sales increased 85% nationally between 2020 and 2021. Florida ranks second behind California with nearly 96,000 electric vehicles registered, compared to 58,000 a year ago.

Electric vehicles represent only about one percent cars on Florida roads.

Along with the high price of electric vehicles, range anxiety and access to charging are the main reasons drivers are unwilling to make the switch. In an effort to strengthen charging infrastructure, support electric vehicle adoption and confidence in range, FPL is expanding Florida’s electric vehicle infrastructure. “We are installing over 1,000 charging ports in over 200 locations across Florida, and there will be many more to come,” said Anuj Chokshi, Director of Distributed Technologies and Electric Mobility at FPL. FPL started installing electric vehicle charging stations in 2020.

The majority of these ports are Level 2 slow chargers. They are used to “recharge” batteries at work or around town and add approximately 10-20 miles of electric range per hour of charge, depending on the vehicle. So if you’re running errands and plugging in for three hours, you can add an extra 30-60 miles of range. In a gasoline-powered car, that would equate to one to two gallons of gasoline. FPL’s Level 2 chargers are available for free in more than a dozen South Florida cities.

To alleviate range anxiety, FPL will have 34 quick-charge sites operational by the end of the summer. They will be spaced approximately 25 miles apart along busy highways.

“These are much higher-speed stations that allow vehicles to recharge or have a substantial charge in about 20 to 30 minutes,” Chokshi said.

Randy Peddicord bought his all-electric Volkswagen ID4 eight months ago for his drive from Jensen Beach to Sebring – a 200 mile round trip. He thinks electric vehicles are best for traveling short distances. “When you look at your gas-powered cars, you can be in that car for 5 hours, 6 hours before you need to fill up depending on what you’re driving. That’s why I would never prevail on a long trip,” Peddicord said.

He charges at home during off-peak hours and avoids using public chargers.

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Nick Bonardi and his Tesla Model 3

Nick Bonardi has traveled from Florida to California three times since buying his Tesla Model 3 in February 2020. He has used the Tesla Supercharger Network. “There were a few tough spots – in rural Utah there weren’t too many, but overall I didn’t have any major issues. I didn’t need to go anywhere immediately,” he said.

Bonardi said electric vehicles can get a bit tricky — and they’re not for everyone. “It takes a few months to adjust to driving the car knowing exactly how much range you have, you almost have to be a bit conservative,” Bonardi said. The Tesla guided Bonardi on his journey – after entering his destination, the car’s screen displayed various Tesla charging locations. In rural areas, Bonardi used the PlugShare app to find third-party chargers.

Bonardi’s Tesla Model 3 has an average range of around 240 miles. On his trip to California, he stopped every 2 hours to charge his battery to 50%, which took about 20-30 minutes with a public Tesla fast charger. Expenses? A full charge cost him between $18 and $44. Bonardi said that in California, prices are reaching $0.58 per kWh on the Tesla Supercharger Network. He said repeated fast charging can affect long-term battery life.

Kellen Schefter is Senior Director of Electric Transportation at the Edison Electric Institute. Their National Electric Highway Coalition is committed to providing fast electric vehicle charging stations along major travel corridors in the United States by the end of 2023. FPL is a member.

“These DC fast chargers are really designed to provide what you need to get back on the road in a short time, say 15 to 45 minutes, somewhere you can stop for lunch and continue your journey,” Schefter said. .

According to Schefter, the number of electric vehicles on the road will reach nearly 27 million nationwide by 2030. He said that to meet demand, we will need 13 million charging ports. He believes that standardizing fast-charging networks is essential for nationwide adoption of electric vehicles.

“I think, a challenge for drivers today when you get into any given station, what are you going to experience? What am I going to pay? How will it work? Will it work with my vehicle? So there’s a lot of sorting, I think, that this industry has to do,” Schefter said.

At FPL’s fast-charging stations, drivers pay for electricity supplied to their vehicles at a set rate of $0.30 per kWh, which is subject to applicable taxes and fees, including gross receipts tax, franchise fees, utility tax and Florida sales tax.

Last month, the Biden administration adopted a goal of building a national grid of 500,000 electric vehicle chargers by 2030, as part of the bipartisan infrastructure law. The idea is to make electric vehicle charging accessible and alleviate the range anxiety that still keeps many Americans from buying one.

$5 billion will be distributed to states over five years to expand their electric vehicle infrastructure — and Florida could receive $198 million.

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BitNile subsidiary TurnOnGreen has received state, federal and utility certifications for its electric vehicle chargers https://sfeva.org/bitnile-subsidiary-turnongreen-has-received-state-federal-and-utility-certifications-for-its-electric-vehicle-chargers/ Mon, 18 Jul 2022 10:30:00 +0000 https://sfeva.org/bitnile-subsidiary-turnongreen-has-received-state-federal-and-utility-certifications-for-its-electric-vehicle-chargers/

LAS VEGAS, July 18, 2022–(BUSINESS WIRE)–BitNile Holdings, Inc. (NYSE American: NILE) today announced that its green energy and power supply technology subsidiary, TurnOnGreen, Inc. (“Turn onGreen“), has several level 2 electric vehicles (“VE“) chargers and DC fast chargers approved for rebate by the California Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Project (“CALe-VIP“) and the Southern California Edison Charge Ready program. The company has also earned ENERGY STAR certification for its EV700 32-amp EV charger for residential and commercial installations. ENERGY STAR is the government-backed symbol of energy efficiency, providing credible information that consumers and businesses rely on to make informed decisions and is a requirement for many rebate programs in the United States.

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The United States Environmental Protection Agency (the “APE“) awards ENERGY STAR certification to EV chargers that have proven to be the most energy efficient after meeting rigorous energy efficiency and sustainability standards. The ENERGY STAR certified TurnOnGreen EV700 smart charger features innovative technology that is compatible with most electric vehicles on the road including Ford, Chevrolet, Mullen, Lucid, Nissan, Kia, Hyundai, BMW, Mercedes and Tesla when using the J1772 adapter The EV700 can add up to 32 miles of range for every hour of charge and features an easy-to-use LCD touchscreen and smartphone app TurnOnGreen launched the EV700 in North America in January 2022. Consumers and businesses can purchase the EV700 at www .TurnOnGreen.com/EV700 or through major e-commerce retailers like Walmart, Amazon, and DigiKey.

The CALe-VIP program provides incentives for the purchase and installation of electric vehicle charging infrastructure at publicly accessible sites throughout California. As of June 2022, it had granted more than $146 million in rebates on electric vehicle chargers. The program has helped install 1,339 DC fast chargers and 6,180 publicly available Level 2 chargers in California. Southern California Edison (“SOCAL Edison“) is one of the largest electric utilities in the United States and a leader in renewable energy and energy efficiency. The $436 million SOCAL Edison Charge Ready program aims to add 38,000 new EV car chargers throughout the Southern California utility’s service area over the next four years.

“We are committed to developing innovative products that can help EV drivers reliably charge their vehicles using the right amount of energy,” said Amos Kohn, CEO and Chief Engineer of TurnOnGreen. “We are proud to provide rebatable electric vehicle charging solutions that meet the needs of consumers and businesses while providing a path to sustainability. »

“Being part of the two largest electric vehicle charging infrastructure rebate programs in California is an important milestone for TurnOnGreen and will help expand our electric vehicle charging footprint statewide,” said Marcus Charuvastra, director revenue from TurnOnGreen. “Energy Star certification for the EV700 is also a major milestone for TurnOnGreen as it allows the product to become eligible for the hundreds of rebate programs offered by federal, state and municipal government agencies as well as the multitude of rebate programs public services across the United States.”

According to a report by Grand View Research, as of 2021, the US electric vehicle charging infrastructure market is worth an estimated $2.85 billion and is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 36. 9% from 2022 to 2030. The market growth is the result of expanding government initiatives to fund public and private electric vehicle charging infrastructure projects and programs that encourage consumers to purchase electric vehicles.

For more information on the TurnOnGreen product line, please visit www.TurnOnGreen.com.

For more information about BitNile Holdings and its subsidiaries, BitNile recommends that shareholders, investors and any other interested parties read BitNile’s public documents and press releases available in the Investor Relations section of www.BitNile. com or available at www.sec.gov.

About BitNile Holdings, Inc.

BitNile Holdings, Inc. is a diversified holding company that continues to grow by acquiring undervalued companies and disruptive technologies with global impact. Through its wholly and majority owned subsidiaries and strategic investments, BitNile owns and operates a data center in which it mines Bitcoin and provides mission-critical products that support a wide range of industries, including defense /aerospace, industry, automotive, telecommunications, medical. /biopharma and textiles. Additionally, BitNile extends credit to certain entrepreneurial businesses through an approved lending subsidiary. BitNile’s corporate headquarters are located at 11411 Southern Highlands Parkway, Suite 240, Las Vegas, NV 89141; www.BitNile.com.

About TurnOnGreen, Inc.

TurnOnGreen Inc. designs and manufactures innovative, feature rich, premium quality power products for mission critical, lifesaving and sustaining applications spanning multiple industries in the harshest environments. The various markets we serve include defense and aerospace, medical and healthcare, industrial, telecommunications and e-mobility. TurnOnGreen brings decades of experience to every project, working with our customers to develop industry-leading products to meet a wide range of needs. TurnOnGreen is headquartered in Milpitas, CA; www.TurnOnGreen.com.

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1,500 Tesla Powerwall owners have already joined the new virtual power plant in California https://sfeva.org/1500-tesla-powerwall-owners-have-already-joined-the-new-virtual-power-plant-in-california/ Fri, 15 Jul 2022 12:12:00 +0000 https://sfeva.org/1500-tesla-powerwall-owners-have-already-joined-the-new-virtual-power-plant-in-california/

PG&E announced that more than 1,500 Tesla Powerwall owners have already decided to join the new virtual power plant launched in partnership with Tesla in California.

A virtual power plant (VPP) consists of distributed energy storage systems, like Tesla Powerwalls, used in concert to provide grid services and avoid the use of polluting and expensive power plants. Last year, Tesla launched a VPP trial in California, where Powerwall owners would voluntarily join without compensation to let the VPP draw power from their batteries when the grid needed it.

Last month, Tesla and PG&E, a large Northern California electric utility company, announced the launch of a new commercial VPP where owners of Powerwalls would be compensated for helping the grid with energy from their batteries.

PG&E has now released an update on the virtual power plant and said that more than 1,500 Tesla Powerwall owners have already joined the program:

On June 22, Tesla invited approximately 25,000 PG&E customers with Powerwalls to join the VPP and help form the world’s largest distributed battery. In the first two weeks of the new program, more than 3,000 customers expressed interest in signing up, with more than 1,500 customers officially enrolled in the program.

Aaron August, vice president of business development and customer engagement at PG&E, commented on the progress of the VPP:

VPPs are a valuable resource to support grid reliability and an essential part of California’s clean energy future. Our customers’ home batteries offer a unique resource that can contribute positively to our state’s electrical grid and will become more important as our customers continue to adopt clean energy technology. By collaborating with Tesla, we are further integrating battery-based VPPs behind the meter on the largest scale to date, helping to make customer resiliency technologies more accessible and continuing a long tradition at PG&E of actively integrating VPP resources. in our energy supply portfolio.

Drew Baglino, senior vice president of powertrain and energy engineering at Tesla, added:

Empowering Powerwall customers to take charge of the grid and their community is a necessary and important part of accelerating the transition to sustainable energy. We seek to partner with utilities and regulators around the world to unlock the full potential of storage to bring more renewable, resilient and less expensive electricity to all.

With an average of two Powerwalls per customer, the VPP most likely already has a load capacity of 13 MW.

PG&E says if all eligible Powerwall owners join, the VPP will have available megawatts equivalent to “the energy generated by a small power plant.”

Tesla Powerwall owners can register through the Tesla app and receive $2 per kWh they send back to the grid during emergency events.

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