We've asked the NextEnergy team to share the industry-related news, stories and information that have grabbed their attention this month. We hope you find it useful!
Jim Saber, President & Chief Executive Officer
Media: Yahoo! News
What makes it interesting: Interesting article on developments within the battery industry and significant research and development is going into increasing the charging rate or time for EV’s to eliminate range anxiety. I think the article provokes more questions than answers such as:
- What is the impact on the distribution grid and site locations for 5 minute?
- How much will drivers be willing to pay for charging in 5 minutes?
- How fast is fast enough for EV charging?
Tim Slusser, Director, Smart Mobility Initiatives
What she’s reading: Why Electric Cars Can’t Come Fast Enough
Media: Boston Consulting Group
What makes it interesting: This article covers topics ranging from EVs impact on global emissions to methods to accelerate EV adoption globally. It’s a great read for anyone looking to better understand what the EV market will look like over the next 10+ years.
Eric McDonald, Director, Facilities & Infrastructure Development
What he’s reading: Isamu Akasaki, 92, Dies; Nobel Winner Lit Up the World With LEDs
Media: New York Times
What makes it interesting: FYI. The person who made LEDs more commercially viable.
Angella Durkin, COO
What she’s reading: Consumers Energy wants to add 200 EV chargers across Michigan in next 3 years
What makes it interesting: EV infrastructure is expanding! We’ll see more and more of these announcements as the electric vehicle charging infrastructure is built out.