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Read about Ferdinand Porsche's early work on EV's!

Posted on 29 Jan 2014 - 0 comments

As some of your may know, Electric Vehicles have been around for some time, the earliest appearing by 1837, designed by Robert Davidson. This article on Yahoo News talks about some early work Ferdinand Porsche did with EV's. Certainly not the Porsche you're used to seeing, but today they're returning to their roots. The EV's simplicity made them an obvious approach, but the battery technology of the day made internal combustion engines more attractive. Many technical hurdles have been overcome, but internal combustion engines are still much more complex, require more maintenance, than their EV counterpart...

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LA Times says "Electric cars may hold solution for power storage"

Posted on 30 Dec 2013 - 0 comments

From the article: "California has the nation's most aggressive goals for renewable power and also wants to put 1.5 million zero-emission vehicles on the road over the next decade. State officials say vehicle-to-grid technology could point toward a way to accomplish both goals faster, for less money."Read the full text here:http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-electric-cars-20131229,0,5640652.story#ixzz2ozVvAq68

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Honda Joins V2G program at University of Delaware

Posted on 10 Dec 2013 - 0 comments

We're excited to share that Honda has joined the V2G demonstration program at University of Delaware. Honda will help build off the V2G research and Grid on Wheels project that UDel has been operating along with EVGrid, PJM, and other partners. The Honda Accord plug in hybrid demonstration vehicle is equipped with a bi-directional charger like those in the BMW Mini-E, and will incorporate communications to allow it to react to electric grid requirements. The official Honda statement is here.

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Tom Gage comments on Tesla battery fires

Posted on 12 Nov 2013 - 0 comments

On Nov 7th, Reuter's interviewed EV Grid CEO Tom Gage: "Obviously, gasoline can be lit more easily and can burn with more ferocity than a battery can, but a gas tank in a car now benefits from 120 years of fairly intensive development and government regulation regarding how you make it safe," he said.Gage, now CEO of EV Grid, a company working to integrate EV batteries with the power grid system, said Tesla could consider raising the battery higher in the car or further reinforcing it.Full story here.

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CPUC Grid Storage Rules

Posted on 30 Oct 2013 - 0 comments

By 2020, California will have enough grid storage to power nearly a million homes (1.3GW). This is required by the CPUC's decision this month that was set in motion by California Assembly Bill 2514 (AB 2514) in 2010. The decision requires that the state's utilities must begin buying energy storage by 2014 from California's current 35 megawatts to a target of 1.3 gigawatts of energy storage by the end of 2020. This is the largest target currently in the world. This decision will help offset the risks of an ever increasing load on the state's power grid, making blackouts less likely and improving the ability to support renewable resources...

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Plugin Day 2013 this weekend!

Posted on 27 Sep 2013 - 0 comments

As was mentioned, National Plug In Day (www.pluginday.org) is a "nationwide celebration to heighten awareness of today's widespread availability of plug-in vehicles and highlight the benefits of all-electric and plug-in hybrid-electric cars, trucks, motorcycles, and more. They are fun to drive, are less expensive and more convenient to fuel than gasoline vehicles, are better for the environment, promote local jobs, and reduce our dependence on foreign oil." This event will be led by local plug in drivers across the country and world...

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Grid on Wheels project wins 2013 ESNA Mobility Award

Posted on 13 Sep 2013 - 0 comments

The Grid on Wheels project in partnership with EV Grid is the first time in the world that electric vehicles will be connected to a power grid with the opportunity to earn revenues. Recently Energy Storage North America has honored the project with a mobility innovation award: "The winners of the ESNA Innovation Award are symbolic of the commercial traction and opportunity that exists today in North America," said Janice Lin, Managing Partner of Strategen Consulting and Co Founder of the California Energy Storage Alliance...

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EV Grid Finalist for 2013 ESNA Innovation Awards

Posted on 10 Sep 2013 - 0 comments

ESNA has announced their list of finalists for the 2013 ESNA Innovation Awards, given annually for excellence in developing Energy Storage Projects. EVGrid is a finalist in the mobility division. ESNA is the first energy storage conference and expo in the U.S. to focus exclusively on applications, customers and deal making. More: http://www.esnaexpo.com/awards#grid

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National Plug In Day 2013

Posted on 6 Sep 2013 - 0 comments

Coming up is National Plug In Day on September 28-29 - Be sure and visit their site and see if there's a location near you to get involved with. EV Grid will likely be on location in one or more sites, we'll post more once we know our plans. http://pluginday.org/

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EV Summit 2013

Posted on 6 Sep 2013 - 0 comments

EV Summit is a meetup of EV drivers, enthusiasts and supporters enjoying an EV community social event featuring BBQ lunch, test drives, how-to clinics and entertainment for the entire family. On site charging provided by Google. Raffle prizes including Schnieder Electric and Clipper Creek EVSE, HP Tablet and gift cards. From the EV Summit over the weekend we had two winners of EV Grid Amazon gift cards. Ben Rich is a high school math and physics teacher from NJ, owner of an iMEV and Zero Motorcycle. A Super nice guy very dedicated to the EV cause (obviously!) Check out more of the photos that Rolf Schreiber posted on Picasa...

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Electric Vehicle Stereotypes Smoked at REFUEL 2013 Race at Laguna Seca Raceway

Posted on 9 Jul 2013 - 0 comments

Last weekend was the fifth annual REFUEL race at Laguna Seca Raceway, open to all electric vehicle owners—even the ones who've never been anywhere near a race track. The event is a chance for track time, focused on electric vehicles, and while it's open to racing newbies some top racers do participate and set competitive lap times. http://www.plugincars.com/electric-vehicle-stereotypes-smoked-refuel-2013-race-laguna-seca-raceway-127646.html

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EVGrid and Grid on Wheels featured in the New York Times!

Posted on 1 May 2013 - 0 comments

Brandon Budenz, a researcher, with part of the University of Delaware's vehicle-to-grid fleet. ...from the article: WASHINGTON - Finally, payback for the plug-in. A line of Mini Coopers, each attached to the regional power grid by a thick cable plugged in where a gasoline filler pipe used to be, no longer just draws energy. The power now flows two ways between the cars and the electric grid, as the cars inject and suck power in tiny jolts, and get paid for it.Full Story:http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/26/business/energy-environment/electric-vehicles-begin-to-earn-money-from-the-grid...

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News Release: EV Grid supplies 30 Mini E's for Grid on Wheels Project

Posted on 26 Apr 2013 - 0 comments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE EV GRID SUPPLIES 30 MINI ES FOR GRID ON WHEELS UNIVERSITY OF DELAWARE HOSTS GROUND-BREAKING V2G PROJECT IN A WORLD FIRST, ELECTRIC VEHICLES GET PAID FOR PLUGGING IN-- Four years after launch, MINI Es, still going strong, add V2G to their resume -- (Download as PDF)NEWARK, DE (April 26, 2013) "EV Grid, Inc., the Palo Alto, CA-based developer of grid integration technology for electric vehicles, today announced the successful fulfillment of, and payment for hour-ahead bids into PJM's grid regulation ancillary services market...

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GigaCom covers EVGrid launch.

Posted on 26 Apr 2013 - 0 comments

GigaCom site interviewed Tom Gage regarding the creation of EVGrid. a Updated: A pioneer of the electric car industry has launched a startup focused on managing the charging of groups of electric cars plugged into the power grid. Tom Gage, the former CEO of AC Propulsion - the quiet shop behind the Tesla Roadster drive train, the electric Mini and the eBox - left AC Propulsion late last year, and he told me in an exclusive interview on Monday that he incorporated his new company, EV Grid, in December. Click here to read the article...

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EVGrid: Grid on Wheels Program

Posted on 15 Apr 2013 - 0 comments

EV Grid has supplied 30 Mini-E that have been modified for V2G and J1772 to operate in fleet service and provide grid regulation as part of the Grid on Wheels program. Grid on Wheels participates in PJM's hour-ahead reg-up and reg-down markets which in collaboration with NRG's aggregation services gives the world's first true market test of V2G technology.

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Senator Coons visits STAR Campus

Posted on 2 Feb 2013 - 0 comments

Take a look below at this short video regarding the current project in Delaware with V2G enabled vehicles to interface with the power grid. Senator Coons of Delaware is a member of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. EV Grid is proud to be involved with this project and is looking forward to being a major force in bringing this technology to the market. The original article is at http://www.newsworks.org/index.php/local/item/49327

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Tom Gage presents V2G in Taiwan

Posted on 27 Dec 2012 - 0 comments

Tom Gage travels to Taiwan to present on V2G and EV technologies. ABSTRACT - Advanced communications and controls can allow electric vehicles to provide valuable benefits to the grid. Without such controls, EVs can create serious problems at the distribution level. Ultimately, realizing the benefits of electric vehicles depends on effective integration of the vehicles with the power grid. The benefits of electric propulsion for automobiles include reduced emission of criteria pollutants and greenhouse gases, greater utilization of renewable energy for transportation, and reduced reliance on petroleum which can improve energy security and trade balance...

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Electric car impact on the Grid

Posted on 17 Dec 2012 - 0 comments

University of Notre Dame investigate ways to help grid issues with V2G technology. Read more here.

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Discovery News: Electric Car Feeds Grid

Posted on 4 Feb 2009 - 0 comments

Discovery-News.com: Jorge Ribas rides along with Willett Kempton, a pioneer in the V2G world.

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What we believe

Adoption of electric vehicles will rapidly accelerate in the next decades. Oil prices could spike due to growing demand in emerging markets and the increasing costs of extraction and environmental damage. At the same time, the price of electric vehicles will drop from lower battery costs and increased production volume. More and more drivers will enjoy the benefits of driving with clean, comfortable, and convenient electric propulsion.
As the EV fleet grows, it might stress the power grid - but it doesn't have to. Instead, EVs can support the grid and make it more efficient, more responsive, more reliable, and less expensive. The batteries aboard every EV will represent a vast resource of power and energy. Innovative technologies will harness this resource using smart links between EVs, drivers, charging stations, renewable generation, aggregators, and utilities. An electric vehicle grid will unleash electric power so it can meet the needs of the 21st century.

 

Tomorrow's potential is harnessed today with a company called EVGRID.




Why we exist


We believe in a better way. It's why we come to work everyday.

Electric propulsion is a better way and our founders have been in the trenches of electric vehicle commercialization over the past 20 years. Today EVs can be had in a variety of shapes and sizes, advanced batteries give unprecedented range, and a growing infrastructure makes charging convenient and easy.

Welcome to EV 1.0.

There is a better way still. Now it's time to ask whats next? What will happen when we have 10 million EVs or 100 million? Zero emission cars eliminate emissions from the tailpipe, can they eliminate emissions from the smokestack too? Can 1000 gigawatt hours of energy storage improve how the grid works? Can electric transportation take us from the oil age to the sun age? Can the lessons from the information revolution help us create an energy revolution?

We think so. Join us in creating EV 2.0.



Innovation that enables synergy -
EV: Making vehicle ownership easier and cheaper
GRID: Making the grid responsive and self-balancing

Services

EV Grid was founded in 2012 to promote and develop the integration of the electric vehicle fleet and the power grid. We are creating technologies, systems, and business models that will help fleet operators and eventually individuals utilize EV technology to provide more reliable and cost effective solutions to their transportation and energy needs.


Vehicle Deployments

Supply electric vehicles for fleet operators that provide environmental benefits, reduce energy consumption, and save money.

Battery Resource Services

Supply, support, and financing of battery systems for transportation and grid storage applications.

Energy Storage Management

Design and development of intelligent battery management systems for mobile and stationary battery installations.


 

Communication and Control

Advanced communication systems to provide secure links and reliable response between vehicles, vehicle operators, grid service providers, generators, and grid operators.

Standards Management

Development and compliance checking for open and common protocols to enable and encourage innovation and industry growth.

 


We want to lead the way to EV 2.0

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Management


Strategic Relationships


When driving it's a car, when parked it's a power plant. This is V2G.

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