National Research Council Says Benefits from Plug-in Hybrid Vehicles Decades Away

Michael Giberson The National Research Council has issued a study examining the costs and benefits of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles and concluding that it will likely be decades before such vehicles yield benefits to overcome their higher initial costs.  From the press release: Costs of plug-in hybrid electric cars are high — largely due to … More National Research Council Says Benefits from Plug-in Hybrid Vehicles Decades Away

Will V2g Prove Profitable to Phev Owners?

Michael Giberson When I read someone suggesting that “vehicle-to-grid” (V2G) operations will make money for owners of plug-in hybrid vehicles (PHEV), I wonder how carefully they’ve thought through all the implications.*  The analyst might assume a particular battery technology and characteristics, for example, and then run a simulation against market data to see how much … More Will V2g Prove Profitable to Phev Owners?

Plug-in Hybrid Vehicles and the New York Electric Power System

Michael Giberson The New York Independent System Operator – the folks the manage the electric power transmission system in the state – has released a report on the potential effects of plug-in hybrid vehicles (PHEV) on New York power systems  operations.  Given the very early stage of technology development – if there are any PHEV’s … More Plug-in Hybrid Vehicles and the New York Electric Power System