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Kenya’s Electricity Generation Company KenGen To Set Up Public EV Charging Stations

The EV charging business is certainly going to be gamechanger for KenGen and Kenya Power on the revenue side. First of all, they will already have anchor clients with their own fleets! Utility companies own thousands of vehicles, and electrifying those will also cut down their massive petrol and diesel bills

Tesla Model X Used For New Orange County Electric Vanpool

In California, Orange County (the Orange County Transportation Authority) has made a couple of changes when it comes to its vanpools. First of all, the fleet of vehicles in operation has dropped from 470 vehicles to 164 vehicles. In the midst of this cut in operations, Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) is also beginning a shift to electric vehicles, starting with a Tesla Model

Tesla Windshield Wiper Confusion Across News Outlets — Widespread Misreporting Misleads

Unfortunately, a lot of factually wrong articles and reports appeared in recent days about a German court ruling (OLG Karlsruhe 1 Rb 36 Ss 832/19) that has to do with a Tesla driver who had an accident in heavy rain and claimed it was the fault of the vehicle’s controls

Road Revenue Plummets — New Ways To Fund Infrastructure Projects Needed

COVID-19 era traffic levels are at a fraction of the previous year’s totals. As road revenue plummets — in the word according to legacy transportation analysts — road infrastructure projects that keep our labor force on the job and support the economy are in real jeopardy

Is Energy Still A Natural Monopoly?

A “natural monopoly” is a service or product that gets cheaper as the market grows. Hempling says that the idea of a natural monopoly has changed dramatically in recent years and that many have lost sight of natural monopoly’s place in energy markets

Greening The Grid: Resource Adequacy, Intermittency, & Carbon Pricing

To green the grid, we must adopt a strategy of meeting our energy needs with low-cost renewable wind and solar resources. The obvious question is how to resolve the intermittency issue (what happens when the wind doesn’t blow or the sun doesn’t shine). Solving this problem is a necessary ingredient for “saving the planet.”