July 1, 2019

Understanding electric car emissions

EV car

Over half of all electric vehicle sales in the U.S. are in California, which continues to increase its supply of solar and wind to meet electricity demand. According to CAISO, California is already getting 30% of its power from renewables. California, the world's fifth largest economy, is incorporating more renewable power every month as technology and accessibility continue to improve. California’s dedication to renewable energy has the potential to almost entirely eliminate indirect charging emissions produced during electricity generation.


California has ambitious legislative plans and goals aimed at reducing and ultimately eliminating transportation-based emissions entirely. California bill AB 40 aims for 100% adoption of “zero-emission vehicles” by 2040. Transportation is the largest source of GHG emissions in the state, accounting for roughly 40% of overall state emissions. In conjunction with the state’s increasing renewable energy utilization, California will be a leading example for the future of clean transportation.



Charge cleaner with JuiceNet Green

Our JuiceBox smart chargers and patented JuiceNet Green software help mitigate indirect emissions, issues of ‘dirty charging’ while meeting all the demands of charging your electric vehicle. Our Wifi-enabled JuiceBox units allow you to set your charging schedule through our smartphone app and online dashboard while our industry-leading software takes care of the rest. JuiceNet’s predictive analytics engine schedules the charging between the time the EV was plugged in and when the car is expected to be needed next in order to minimize CO2 emissions.


No matter what type of electric vehicle you drive, JuiceNet has something for you. Our JuiceNet Green software estimates how much CO2 will be emitted on a per-kWh or per-mile- of-range basis, accounting for which power plants will provide electricity for charging your EV. Charging will be maximized when renewable energy sources are most productive and the energy mix is cleanest, ensuring the lowest possible carbon footprint while assuring you wake up to a fully charged battery in the morning.


Overall, electric vehicles are cleaner well-to-wheel compared to their gas-powered counterparts today, even in places that rely heavily on fossil-fuel power plants. There is a massive shift to decarbonize both electricity generation and transportation sectors, and electric vehicles will become increasingly cleaner as more states integrate more renewable energy into their energy supply mix. If you are looking to improve your vehicle’s fuel economy and reduce your carbon dioxide emissions, then it’s time to switch over to an all-electric vehicle.


For more electric vehicle info, visit our website or call the experts at Enel X Way today.


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