Tommy Carpenter

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The Ontario electrical grid is sized to meet peak electricity load. If this worst-case load were reduced, the government and Ontario tax-payers could defer large infrastructural costs, reducing the cost of generation and electricity prices. <i>Storage</i>, batteries that can store energy during times of low load and be discharged during times of peak load,(More)
We study whether taxi companies can simultaneously save petroleum and money by transitioning to electric vehicles. We propose a process to compute the return on investment (ROI) of transitioning a taxi corporation's fleet to electric vehicles. We use Bayesian data analysis to infer the revenue changes associated with the transition. We do not make any(More)
Electric Vehicles (EVs) are envisioned to play a large role in the transition from fossil fuel to renewables based transportation. However, their sales thus far are nominal compared to traditional car sales. It has been difficult for manufacturers to measure owners' initial perceptions in order to build improved vehicles more drivers are likely to adopt.(More)
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