01 May '12, 3pm

The 7 lessons learned from 24 million EV miles #GrnBz via @GreenBiz

The 7 lessons learned from 24 million EV miles #GrnBz via @GreenBiz

In the world of electric vehicles, nothing attracts as much speculation or disagreement as the debate over exactly how EV drivers behave. Do they need 100 miles of range or will 30 miles do? How many public recharge stations do they need? Do energy prices influence charging? And so on. The answers to these questions could have huge implications for the success of EVs. If drivers are satisfied with lower-range cars, fewer recharge points and overnight recharging, then the overall challenge of electrifying the nation’s fleet could be resolved at lower costs and more quickly -- with greater economic and environmental benefits. The best way to answer these questions, of course, is to watch EV drivers and to learn what they’re actually doing. To assist in that process, the Department of Energy commissioned an industry collaboration -- involving a wide range of carmakers, utilit...

Full article: http://www.greenbiz.com/blog/2012/04/30/how-evs-are-chang...

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