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Kent Larson

Director of the Changing Places research group at the MIT Media Lab

Kent Larson appears in the following:

Do Electric Cars Spell Cash Or Calamity for Utility Companies?

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

New "current cruisers," the first mass-marketed plug-in electric cars, will hit the market next month. For utility companies, their arrival is cause for both excitement and anxiety. Plugged into a socket, the Nissan Leafs and Chevrolet Volts can draw as much energy from the grid as a small house. Will the early adopters – and their neighborhoods – wind up in the dark?

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