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The Transportation Grid: How utilities can drive the future of transport | Utility Dive

July 21, 2015 // 0 Comments

The average car’s idleness presents an opportunity to use price signals to encourage charging during off-peak hours. Several studies have found that, by using time of use pricing for EV charging stations, utilities can get owners to charge their vehicles during periods of low power demand. The benefits of such price signals are substantial: When EVs are charged off peak, consumers face lower energy prices, and utilities increase revenues without the need to invest in new grid or generating capacity. Source: The Transportation Grid: How utilities can drive the future of transport | Utility Dive

Solar Impulse plane begins Pacific crossing – BBC News

May 31, 2015 // 0 Comments

Swiss pilot Andre Borschberg has begun his bid to cross the Pacific, from China to Hawaii, in the zero-fuel Solar Impulse aeroplane. The experimental aircraft, which has a wingspan bigger than a jumbo but weighs little more than a large car, left Nanjing at 02:39 (18:39 GMT). It is likely to take Mr Borschberg five to six days of continuous flight to reach his central Pacific destination. Source: Solar Impulse plane begins Pacific crossing – BBC News