WPGA: A Propane Solution to EV Charging
A Propane Solution to EV Charging
The transportation sector generates the largest share of greenhouse gas emissions, and electric vehicles (EVs) will play an important part in meeting global goals on climate change. The electric vehicle (EV) market is poised for an explosion in sales, with market share expected to grow more than four times between now and 2025. But as of 2022, there were only 5,900 locations in the U.S. with the fastest Level 3 DCFC chargers available to the public.
And, the materials intensity associated with clean energy technologies like wind, solar, battery storage for grids, and battery EVs exceeds that of conventional technologies, primarily due to their lower energy intensity (Baker Institute). Gasoline, for example, has about 100 times the energy density of alithium-ion battery, even though an electric motor is 60-80% more efficient. Overall, EVs are only about 1/5 as efficient as an internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicle (American Physical Society). Even though forecasts are dependent on variables, there will be an Increase In raw materials consumption across all scenarios. (Analysis by European Commission, Joint Research Centre).
The Grid Is the Backup Battery
In addition, because of weather driven variations in wind and solar generation, the grid still serves as a “backup battery” to these cleaner technologies. But according to the EIA, 61% of electricity generation is from fossil fuels, and many of the generators have 30-40 years of service life remaining.
A Green Transitional Resource
What is needed is a transitional resource that reduces the stress on the grid created by the projected increase in EV adoption while decreasing the reliance of fuel sources that produce significant amounts of GHG emissions. e-Boost mobile EV charging is that transitional resource.