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Tesla’s Powerwall: an expensive option

Tesla’s new Powerwall, a home battery, has been widely reported in the media, and once again Elon Musk has spearheaded a very attractive product. In its press kit, Tesla touts the Powerwall for residential load shifting, backup, and storage of … Continue reading

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What’s the best argument for electric cars?

Last week I had the pleasure to test-drive a Tesla Model S.  In a previous post, I voiced my concerns about electric vehicle fast chargers, such as Tesla’s Supercharger. I still remain concerned, but while behind the wheel  (and above … Continue reading

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Battery Swapping a Winner for Tesla’s Model S

I recently visited the Tesla store at the Domain in Austin to check out the Tesla Model S.  The compact layout of the electric drivetrain allows for a trunk at the front of the car — a “frunk”– in addition … Continue reading

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In Praise of Slow Charging

It was an honor to deliver a keynote speech at the recent University of Texas Center for Transportation Research Symposium. The theme: “Energy is the Key.” In my talk, “Harnessing Electric Vehicle Demand Flexibility” (joint work with graduate student Mahdi … Continue reading

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