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USA: Increasing public demand fueling plug-in electric vehicles

With aggressive national fuel economy standards kicking in for model years 2012 to 2025, automakers are driving the popularity of efficient vehicles forward with an array of impressive vehicle options, as evidenced by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy’s (ACEEE) 15th annual comprehensive environmental ratings.

ACEEE has found that electric vehicles (EV) are pushing out conventional vehicles. Case in point: The Honda Civic Natural Gas vehicle which has taken first place eight times is not even in the top 12 in 2013, demonstrating the growing public demand for efficient vehicles. Utilities would do well to keep this increasing demand in mind when making the smart grid case.

Read more: Increasing public demand fueling plug-in electric vehicles – FierceSmartGrid


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