19 Nov '11, 4pm

3Degrees, City CarShare Partner to Provide Renewable Energy for EVs

3Degrees, City CarShare Partner to Provide Renewable Energy for EVs

3Degrees will provide Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) for new electric vehicles entering City CarShare's fleet later this year. The first-of-its-kind U.S. partnership provides "a new market for the EV industry, which has been primarily focused on growing ownership base, and a great way to educate the public about RECs," said Mike Harrigan, eFleet Program Manager for City CarShare . REC purchases provide an important revenue stream to support renewable energy growth. As a primary method to acquire green power, a REC is created for each megawatt-hour (1 MWh, or 1000 kilowatt-hours) or enough to drive an electric vehicle 3,000 miles. "RECs ensure a renewable energy supplier will match our unique input to the grid," said Harrigan. "We verify that 3 MWh of renewable energy match your use in the car." The EV pairing makes sense as real-time data and on-board tracking of ele...

Full article: http://www.greenbiz.com/blog/2011/11/19/3degrees-city-car...

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