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Pentagon Testing 72 V2G Vehicles

June 3, 2014 in Electric Drive, EVs, Fleet Order, Hybrids, Technology by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Initial Dozens Could Lead to Thousands of Grid-Connected EVs

The U.S. Department of Defense is deploying several dozen battery electric and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles around the country, with a view to demonstrating how V2G – vehicle-to-grid – technology can help take the strain off of the electric grid during peak hours by utilizing the vehicles’ batteries.
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Proterra-Foothill Rate Relief

December 5, 2012 in Companies, Electric Drive, Fleet Order by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

California Grants a Three-Year Break on Daytime Electricity
As Battery Busmaker Trumpets $23 Million Investment Round

The California Public Utilities Commission has granted a three-year reprieve on the daytime electricity rates paid by transit agencies with battery electric vehicles, following petitions by Proterra and Southern California Edison. The ruling means that Southern California’s Foothill Transit will pay about 15¢ per kilowatt-hour instead of 40¢ to charge its Proterra buses, and an onerous monthly demand charge will be eliminated.
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