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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

What he’s reading: An electric-car battery that can be charged as fast as filling up your gas tank was just shown off by a startup

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

Media: MLive

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.


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