Xcel Energy, an electric utility that serves millions of customers in 8 Western and Midwestern states, plans to add all-electric bucket trucks to its vehicle fleet. Xcel Energy crews will use the zero-emission trucks to maintain the grid and respond to outages. The truck, which is built by Terex Utilities and Navistar, features two electric… Read more »
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eMotorWerks will provide charging stations for multistate electric utility Xcel Energy, which is conducting a two-year pilot program that aims to prepare the utility’s regional grids for the expected increased electric demand created by EV charging. Unlike most utilities, Xcel Energy will own the charging units, which will be installed at residential customers’ homes. This… Read more »
A two-year study that examined the charging behavior of 142 households with plug-in vehicles. The PHEVs averaged 68 mpg and used 27 megawatt-hours of electricity.