Barry Woods is all charged up about electric vehicles in Maine
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Via the Portland Press Herald, ReVision Energy director of electric vehicle innovation Barry Woods was featured in his role advancing electric vehicle infrastructure in Maine:
Despite low gasoline prices and America’s deepening love affair with small trucks and sport utility vehicles, ReVision sees a market opportunity.
This year, carmakers are beginning to release a second generation of electric vehicles. There are 15 models that run completely on battery power. A few can travel more than 200 miles on a charge, and are priced within sight of conventional models. Thirty-three are plug-in hybrids – they run on their battery charge until they need to switch to a gasoline engine. Among them is a seven-passenger minivan that can go more than 30 miles on its battery.
Woods’ job – and his passion – is to show people and institutions the elegance and logic of driving a vehicle that uses little or no gasoline, and in some cases, can get much of its fuel from solar-electric panels mounted at a home or business. ReVision isn’t a car dealer. But it has a growing fleet of electric vehicles and can sell and install everything needed to make home-charged driving a reality. Last year, it installed about 30 electric vehicle charging stations; it expects to double that in the next year with Woods on board. That’s the market opportunity.