Smart charging is just the start of the electric vehicle revolution.
Michael T. Burr, Editor-in-Chief
Electric vehicles (EV) now rolling off automakers’ production lines are expensive and limited in range, but they mark a technological tipping point. By tapping into the smart grid, EVs promise to free transportation fuel from the physical medium—raising its practical value while simultaneously diminishing its cost.
(September 2009) The industry’s best companies are weathering the financial storm reasonably well, with the F40 delivering equity returns in the 14-percent range for fiscal 2008. However, falling sales and rising costs are putting heavy pressure on balance sheets—and on regulatory relationships. Companies that balance customer value and shareholder value will be most likely to thrive in the new normal.
Connecting utility infrastructure and automobiles.
Steven E. Letendre, Ph.D., and Willett Kempton, Ph.
Alec Brooks, Tom Gage, 2001, "Integration of Electric Drive Vehicles with the Electric Power Grid - a New Value Stream". Paper presented at the 18th International Electric Vehicle Symposium and Exhibition, 20-24 October 2001, Berlin, Germany. (Full written version available from http://www.acpropulsion.com/EVS18/ACP_V2G_EVS18.pdf)
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