11/16/2011

Electric Vehicle Growth Offers Opportunities – and Risks

 

Though significant risks remain, the growth of the electric vehicle charging industry presents considerable opportunities for businesses, according to Ernst & Young’s global report, Beyond the Plug: Finding Value in the Emerging Electric Vehicle Charging Ecosystem.

The study is targeted at manufacturers, utilities, and other potential stakeholders in the electric vehicle value chain, but nevertheless, it offers valuable takeaway lessons to building owners and managers.

The most common charging configuration will be chargers at work and home. However, other potential customers include hotels, restaurants, car rental/sharing businesses, fleet managers, and gas stations. The value proposition for potential charging station hosts, such as parking lot owners, is unclear, which will present an obstacle as the charging infrastructure develops.

Other major hurdles facing the U.S. electric vehicle industry include the lack of a standard plug size for vehicles, charging standards that are not yet globally approved, and an ongoing debate over whether vehicle charging should connect to a smart grid.

 

 


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Visit our website today to learn about the design flexibility of a Morton building and the endless possibilities of partnering with our designBUILD team.


Wood construction is both cost and energy efficient. Check out Morton Buildings and our designBUILD team online today to discover all the benefits of post-frame construction.


When choosing a metal-clad building for your next construction project, consider Morton Buildings, Inc., and their designBUILD team, we’ll make your dream a reality.

We Can Help You Reduce Energy by 30%

Our mission is to help our customers manage their buildings' energy costs, improve reliability, and enhance performance while having a positive impact on the environment.
CLICK HERE to find out how.

Bluebeam® Revu® simplifies digital facilities document management from design review to leveraging as-builts, maintenance manuals and O&Ms submittals.

 


 
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