distributech 2016 EV charging grid

Power to the People: EV Charging from the Grid

Distributech is the largest energy transmission and distribution conference in the US. Its massive conference floors showcase booths that can easily span 1.000 square feet. As I witnessed at this year's conference, things are changing fast in the power distribution arena. Rapid innovations around hardware and communications are transforming the structure of the electricity system, now reflected in buzzwords such as #DER #gridedge #microgrid #disruption. You name it and it's on display at Distributech. But what exactly changed in the ways we distribute and consume energy?

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Power to Amsterdam: An EV Role Model

The city of Amsterdam has awarded EV-Box with a contract to expand and operate its EV charging stations in collaboration with Nuon-Heijmans. A winning combination, which will help the municipality to rapidly increase the number of charging stations and reach its goal of 4.000 charging points by 2018.

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CES and the EV industry

Year in, year out, tech and consumer companies gather early January in Las Vegas to showcase their latest tech gadgets and innovations at the Consumer Electric Show

The show is massive and products on display range from self-watering plant pots to an impressive amount of wearables and my personal favorite, the electric powered skateboard. CES has been the key place to launch product for a lot of companies: why is this event becoming more and more important for the EV industry?Read more

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EV Forecast | Trends to watch in 2016

2015 has come to an end. Although it is nice to look back, it is even better to look ahead. What will the new year bring to the EV market? What can (future) EV drivers expect? What will the industry focus on?

In a nutshell, there are a couple of strategic topics that will be addressed in 2016:Read more

ParisCOP21 Part II

COP21: Part 2 | Highlights & Impact on EV World

After two weeks of negotiating, parties finally reached an agreement in Paris during COP21. To paraphrase Barack Obama: "I believe this moment can be a turning point for the world," followed by a statement on the agreement, calling it - "the best chance we have to save the one planet that we've got."

The agreement in Paris concluded what was not achieved in Copenhagen in 2009. Representatives from 195 nations agreed to hold themselves responsible reducing CO2 emissions to “well below” 2 degrees Celsius above pre-Industrial revolution levels, and to strive for 1.5 degrees if attainable.Read more