Supercapacitors provide the burst of immediate energy that makes it possible for the electrical grid to make instant adaptations. They currently lack staying power and need to be deployed with energy storage . What would happen if someone invented a hybrid device that combined the energy of a supercapacitor with energy storage? Now imagine this new device being made of graphene, rather than lithium, and that it can be used with personal electronic devices like self charging cellphones, or in electric vehicles or in a solar cell. You’ve just read a description of SunVault’s new graphene hybrid storage device.
Though the Netherland’s EV sales are picking up, Fastned’s co- founder & CEO Michiel Langezaal does think they will reach the national goal of 200,000 electric cars on the road by 2020. According to Michiel this number includes not only fully electric cars, but also the Hybrids.There are still parts of the country that are beyond the reach of EVs with a 100 kilometers per charge range. Around 85% of the population do not have their own parking spaces. Yet Fastned’s co- founder & CEO Michiel Langezaal says the EV tipping point will arrive quickly. Continue reading The EV Tipping Point Will Arrive Quickly→
The ECOreport looks at Growth & Potential Depicted on a website called Clean Energy Works for Us
By Roy L Hales
The US added another 12,500 jobs during the second quarter. That’s twice as many as in the preceding quarter. Close to half of these were in the solar sector (5,895), but there were also substantial contributions from the wind (2,750) and electric vehicle (2,000)industries. These are some of the details been shared on the web for labour day. Environmental Entrepreneurs presents the second quarter’s 2nd Quarter’s Growth and Potential on a website called Clean Energy Works for us.
It has been almost ten months since the NRG eVgo Freedom Station in the Fashion Valley Mall, in San Diego, opened. It was hailed as the first station capable of supporting “all EVs on the road”. There are now eVgo networks in Los Angeles, San Francisco, the greater Washington, D.C. area, Dallas and Houston. A company spokesperson says that, in conjunction with their new partnership with BMW, they will be installing 100 DC SAE Combo Fast Chargers in California. One of their infograms shows a band of green stretching from Washington state down through California and across America to Washington DC. Much of this is future, but eVgo is not the only charging network. Tesla’s expanding Supercharger system is expected to make their vehicle to 80% of the US public this year. Are we approaching the EV tipping point?