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Powering the Grid: How Are We Going to Electrify America?

Design-Build Delivers

Providing a reliable and resilient energy flow to America’s communities has been increasingly challenging. Climate change has tasked many systems while usage also continues to rise. In today’s episode of Design-Build Delivers, we talk to two green building experts, Kevin Hydes and Sam Brooks, about the imperative to rebuild our power grid for the future, making it more resilient to the impacts of climate change while increasing access to affordable and reliable clean energy. There is $65 million in federal dollars invested in upgrading the electric grid, and America’s design-build teams have an opportunity to lead the way in delivering innovative power projects for the future.


15 Aug 2022

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Electrify America, Our Favorite New Vehicles

Car Stuff Podcast

With co-host Jill Ciminillo out on assignment this week, host Tom Appel and co-host Damon Bell start the show by discussing the vehicles they drove at the 2022 Midwest Automotive Media Association Spring Rally, a journalist-only press event held annually at the Road America race course facility in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin. Michael Buff, Senior Manager, Product and Programs at Electrify America, joins us to talk about Electrify America's EV charging systems. Tom has a quiz on auto-factory locations for Damon, and Damon runs down the latest articles on the Consumer Guide Daily Drive blog--including a First Look preview of the redesigned 2023 Lexus RX midsize SUV.   


3 Jun 2022

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Rivian R1T Upcoming Updates, EV Race to Vegas, Tesla vs. Electrify America, ADAS Hogback Trials

Out of Spec Podcast

Zach and Will join Kyle and Jordan to talk about Will’s R1T buying and ownership experience, being the first Northern Colorado owner! Zach then recounts with Jordan what it was like to not quite win the Race to Vegas, but the breakdown of charging infrastructure was interesting! Plus we talk about ADAS testing and all the things we’ve been driving. Thanks for joining in! Find us on all of the places!  Discord: https://discord.gg/pzBCF2DJ YouTube: ghttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvzAhsatPsUkRsxJfY6zB3A Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/out-of-spec-podcast/id1576636119 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/0tKIQfKL9oaHc1DLOTWvbd Amazon: https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/473692b9-05b9-41f9-9b38-9f86fbdabee7/OUT-OF-SPEC-PODCAST See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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14 Apr 2022

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Electrify America HomeStation Charger, 2021 Ford Bronco Sport

Car Stuff Podcast

Host Tom Appel and co-hosts Jill Ciminillo and Damon Bell kick off the show by discussing the their test-drive experiences with the new-for-2021 Ford Bronco Sport. Nina Huesgen, Senior Manager for the Electrify Home and eCommerce business units at Electrify America, joins us to talk about electric-vehicle charging and Electrify America's new HomeStation residential EV charger. Tom has a tricky "which vehicle has a higher horsepower rating?" quiz for Damon and Jill, and Damon runs down the latest articles on the Consumer Guide Daily Drive blog, including a Test Drive review of the 2021 Ford F-150 PowerBoost hybrid and a look back at the 2009 Saturn Sky Red Line.


1 Apr 2021

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41. Charging Station Infrastructure Plans | Electrify America Interview

Tech Path Crypto

Electrify America offers the most public fast charging stations in the U.S., plus home and commercial products. Electrify America has more than 500 charging locations and over 2,200 individual charging units. The company has multi-location agreements with Walmart, Target and Simon Property Group, among other companies. Electrify America stations feature the major nonproprietary standards CCS, CHAdeMO and J1772, allowing nearly all EVs on the road today to plug in and charge. Tesla vehicles, which primarily use the proprietary Tesla Supercharger network, require a special adapter that allows them to use CHAdeMO. Electrify America currently has agreements with various manufactures for their electric vehicles to use its network of chargers or provide discounted charging rates or free charging, including Volkswagen, Audi, Harley Davidson, Hyundai, and Lucid Motors. Pass+ Members get 25% off charging for a $4/mo subscription plan.Guest: Wayne Killen, Director of Infrastructure Planning & Business Development - Electrify AmericaElectrify America website ➜ http://bit.ly/ElectrifyAmerica​Bookkeeping For Your Small Business ➜ https://bench.grsm.io/paulbarron8134​#ElectrifyAmerica​ #Volkswagen​ #EV​~Electrify America interview | Charging Station Network Infrastructure Plans~⎺⎺⎺⎺⎺⎺⎺⎺⎺⎺⎺⎺⎺⎺⎺⎺⎺⎺⎺⎺⎺⎺⎺⎺⎺⎺⎺⎺⎺⎺⎺⎺⎺⎺⎺⎺⎺⎺⎺⎺⎺⎺⎺⎺⎺⎺⎺⎺⎺⎺⎺⎺⎺⎺⎺⎺⎺⎺⎺⎺⎺⎺⎺⎺⎺⎺⎺⎺⎺⎺⎺⎺⎺⎺⎺⎺⎺Subscribe on YouTube ✅ https://bit.ly/PBNYoutubeSubscribe​Facebook 📱 https://bit.ly/PBNfacebook​Twitter 📱 http://bit.ly/PBNtwitter​Get Our FREE Breakthrough Business Consultation now!➜ http://bit.ly/PBNbusiness​Have me speak at your event! ➜ http://bit.ly/PBNbusiness​Get 1,000 miles of free Supercharging with the purchase of a new Tesla car ⚡ http://bit.ly/PBNtesla​───────────────────────────Want to start your own virtual event or education series? Try our pro-level virtual event services 🎓 🎬 http://bit.ly/ReverVirtual​​​​Want your own custom podcast? Jump in to the growth in podcasting to reach new and existing customers 🎙️ http://bit.ly/ReverPodcasts


1 Apr 2021

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Wayne Killen - Driving Across The Country With Electrify America

The Cimpatico Podcast

Wayne Killen discusses Electrify America’s Cycle 2 timeline of their 10-year, Zero Emission Vehicle Investment plan. Their milestones achieved, and plans for the future as well as Mike's experience driving a zero emission, all electric vehicle across the country, and what consumers can expect from further infrastructure development. Join Cimpatico 


7 Dec 2020

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13. Electrify America: The Future of Car Design

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Join the gang as they talked about the hype around the up and coming electric car models. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/alpineblk/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/alpineblk/support

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26 Jul 2020

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Electrify America, Tesla Autopilot Takeback

Car Stuff Podcast

Host Tom Appel and co-hosts Jill Ciminillo and Damon Bell kick off the show by discussing the recent incident in which Tesla remotely and retroactively removed Autopilot features from a used Model S that was originally equipped with those features--after it sold the vehicle to a used-car dealer, who in turn sold it to a new buyer who discovered the features were missing. Next, we talk about our test-drive experiences with the Audi Q8 crossover SUV. Richard Steinberg, Senior Director of Green Cities, Marketing and Communications for Electrify America, calls in to discuss Electrify America's expanding network of EV charging stations. Tom has another fake-trim-level quiz for Damon and Jill, and Damon runs down the latest articles on the Consumer Guide Daily Drive blog--including additional coverage of the 2020 Chicago Auto Show. The crew wraps things up by discussing how feasible it would be for each of us to own a pure-electric vehicle in light of our respective lifestyles and residences.


14 Feb 2020

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Marketer’s Brief: Electrify America

Ad Age Marketer's Brief

Electrify America, a subsidiary of Volkswagen Group, is overseeing a 10-year, $2 billion investment on zero-emissions vehicle technology and awareness. The group's marketing director, Richard Steinberg, discusses what it is doing to help nudge the EV sector into the mainstream, including how charging stations might create branding opportunities.


25 Mar 2019

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26 September 2018 | Lucid To Rapid Charge On Electrify America, Renault Using EV Batteries For Grid Storage and Nissan e-NV200 Camper Conversion

EV News Daily - Electric Car Podcast

Can YOU help me spread the word about how awesome electric cars are? Click 👉 EVne.ws/patreon Read today’s show notes on https://www.evnewsdaily.com Well good morning, good afternoon and good evening, wherever you are in the world, hello and welcome to the Wednesday 26th September edition of EV News Daily. It’s Martyn Lee here with the news you need to know about electric cars and the move towards sustainable transport. Thank you to MYEV.com for helping make this show, they’ve built the first marketplace specifically for Electric Vehicles. It’s a totally free marketplace that simplifies the buying and selling process, and help you learn about EVs along the way too. This is show 247 so by the end of the week we’ll be on Show 250. Every 50 shows I’ve changed things up so far, added new features or even the script at the start. If you have any comments, suggestions or feedback please email me hello@evnewsdaily.com LUCID JOINS WITH VW FOR RAPID CHARGING IN USA "Luxury electric car maker Lucid plans to offer customers high-speed charging services for electric cars across the United States on a charging network funded by Volkswagen, the companies said Tuesday." according to a CNBC article. The subsidiary of VW which was set up in the wake of wake of dieselgate, Electrify America, will have a subscription plan so that drivers can use any of the 500 which will be operational by the middle of 2019. That's in comparison to the 1,344 Supercharger Stations around the world Tesla has built, with 11,041 Superchargers. They are the first car maker to piggyback on another's charge network. Over the years many have suggested that someone should jump on board the Tesla Supercharging network but nonody has wanted to admit they need Tesla. Lucid says they're on track to start production in 2020 after a $1bn injection from the Saudi Public Investment Fund. https://www.cnbc.com/2018/09/25/luxury-electric-car-maker-lucid-is-building-a-charging-network-across-us-with-vw-funded-project.html BMW GROUP AND VW GROUP LEAD PLUG IN SALES IN AUGUST Here in Western Europe some interesting sales numbers for August Plug In cars from Matthias Schmidt, @auto_schmidt "BMW Group sold the most plug-in passenger cars in W-Europe during the opening 8-months of the year according to @AIDNewsletter data and http://schmidtmattthias.de research, accounting for 7% of their total sales in the region. @VWgroup were just behind with 43k sales" Both BMW Group and VW Group sold just under 15,000 pure battery electric with the remainder made up of plug ins. GROUPE RENAULT IS LAUNCHING ADVANCED BATTERY STORAGE Groupe Renault is announcing the launch of its “Advanced Battery Storage” program, which aims to build the biggest energy stationary storage system using EV batteries ever designed in Europe by 2020 (power: 70 MW / energy: 60MWh). This system, installed on several sites in France and Germany, will facilitate the integration of renewable energies into electric grids. “Advanced Battery Storage” is part of Groupe Renault’s strategy to develop a smart electric ecosystem in favor of the energy transition. The purpose of this system is to manage the difference between electricity consumption and production at a given time, in order to increase the proportion of renewable sources in the energy mix. This means maintaining the balance between offer and demand on the electricity grid by integrating different energy sources with fluctuating production capacities. The slightest gap between consumption and production sets off disturbances that can compromise the stability of the local frequency (50 Hz). “Our stationary storage solution aims to offset these differences: it delivers its reserves to a point of imbalance in the grid at a given time to reduce the effects,” said Nicolas Schottey, Director of the Groupe Renault New Business Energy program. By helping to maintain the balance of the grid, the stationary storage system will boost the economic attractiveness of low-carbon energies. This stationary storage system is built using EV batteries compiled in containers. The system uses second-life batteries, as well as new batteries stored for future use in standard replacement during after-sales operations. “This unique assembly will give Advanced Battery Storage the capacity to generate or absorb, instantaneously the 70MW power. This high power combined with high capacity of our solution will allow to react efficiently to all major grid solicitations”, explains Nicolas Schottey. BLOCKCHAIN ESSENTIAL FOR EV GROWTH "Distributed energy solutions such as solar PV, batteries, and smart controls are getting cheaper by the day and will soon outperform traditional energy sources such as coal, gas, and nuclear power, says Hervé Touati. In any case, Blockchain-type solutions will be needed for the mass deployment of electric vehicles, he warns." according to Euractiv.com: "ou need software that does some kind of optimisation. This is where Blockchain can play an important role – you can decentralise to the level of a car the economic analysis and optimisation so you can have a much better utilisation of the grid. I used to work for a think-tank in the US called the Rocky Mountain Institute, and we made an analysis on EV penetration in California. Our calculation showed that, if you charge cars at the right time of the day, you can indeed optimise utilisation of the grid. And as a consequence decrease the cost per kilowatt hour. That’s the beauty of it: EVs allow putting more electricity into the grid while getting a lower bill for customers. But it requires that flexibility is managed properly." https://www.euractiv.com/section/electricity/interview/energy-web-foundation-blockchain-essential-for-ev-growth-community-solar/ CALIFORNIA WEIGHS AN ADDITIONAL $2,000 SUBSIDY FOR ELECTRIC CARS "California will hold a hearing this week on offering a $4,500 subsidy for each pure electric vehicle sold in the state, up from the current $2,500, even as customers from Tesla Inc. and General Motors Co. face the loss of even bigger federal credits." says John Lippert for Bloomberg: "The state is able to consider an increase in its electric-car subsidy partly because revenue is becoming available as companies buy more credits to comply with the state’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard, said Dan Sperling, a University of California Davis transportation professor who is also a member of the Air Resources Board. At this week’s hearing, the board will consider boosting the required low-carbon content of its transport fuels to 20 percent by 2030, from 5 percent this year." https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-09-25/california-mulls-an-additional-2-000-subsidy-for-electric-cars EV BATTERIES BORN AFTER AUGUST 2018 IN CHINA WILL HAVE UNIQUE IDS 2018 is regarded as the starting year of retired EV batteries in China and the government is not wasting any time on developing standards and solutions for these batteries" according to Electric Vehicles REsearch: "From August 2018, all EV batteries produced will be given a unique ID to help track the batteries during their entire lifecycle from production, throughout to sales, usage, scrapping/second use and recycling. EV battery manufacturers will code the batteries according to the National Standard - Coding Regulation for Automotive Traction and stakeholders along the value chain will need to update and upload the battery information onto the traceability management platform." https://www.electricvehiclesresearch.com/articles/15455/all-ev-batteries-born-after-august-2018-in-china-will-have-unique-ids NISSAN CAMPER VAN CONVERSIONS DISPLAYED IN HANNOVER Nissan’s range of light commercial vehicles is perfect for adventurous holiday breaks thanks to conversions available on e-NV200. For travellers who truly want to be at one with the environment, the all-electric e-NV200 camper van is the perfect travelling companion. Powered by a state-of-the-art 40 kWh battery, it has an official combined cycle range of 280km (NEDC) and 200km (WLTP) between charges. Nissan first displayed the camper van conversions in May 2018 at the Madrid Motor Show. A customisation catalogue means users can configure their Nissan camper according to their specific needs, whether it’s solar panels for charging appliances or an awning for shade. https://newsroom.nissan-europe.com/eu/en-gb/media/pressreleases/426233194/nissan-camper-van-conversions-are-the-perfect-getaway-vehicle-for-adventurers NISSAN LAUNCHES NOTE E-POWER NISMO S IN JAPAN The Nissan Note e-POWER NISMO S goes on sale in Japan today, offering buyers of the country’s best-selling car even more power and sportiness, the model is a higher-spec version of the Nissan Note e-POWER NISMO, released in December 2016 The car’s NISMO tuning creates an advanced driving sensation that takes full advantage of its e-POWER drive system. Popular with customers for its exciting acceleration and quietness, the innovative e-POWER system helped make the Nissan Note the best-selling registered car in Japan in the first six months of 2018, excluding mini-vehicles. https://newsroom.nissan-global.com/releases/release-860852d7040eed420ffbaebb220ed95b-180925-01-e COMMUNITY And thanks to MYEV.com they’ve set us another Question Of The Week. Keep your comments coming in on email and YouTube… How do you charge at home? What charger have you got? Who installed it? Was it something which came with a new car or did you arrange yourself? And if you want to share, how much did it cost and did you get any incentives? I want to say a heartfelt thank you to the 85 patrons of this podcast whose generosity means I get to keep making this show, which aims to entertain and inform thousands of listeners every day about a brighter future. 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26 Sep 2018