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Reshaping 100 years of human habit

since 2010.

2010

And So It Starts...

KIGT V2G Electric Vehicle Test Drive - 90 Miles

WITHOUT CHARGING!

 

In the beginning Keep It Green Transit set out to disprove the myth of Range Anxiety.

 

November 2010 the Keep It Green Transit Team took the world famous, but ever elusive eBox (converted Scion EV) on a drive down to the beach to see how it would perform. He traveled 90+ miles round trip, starting in San Dimas with the destination of Newport Beach.

The EV journey of 90+ miles down the 57 freeway to the 55 freeway and back again in mid-day Southern California traffic was thrilling. Mission completed without charging the car, proving that an Electric Car can travel 90+ miles with dense traffic conditions while reaching speeds of 80 mph. 

2010 - KIGT EV Demos

2010 - KIGT EV Demos

Electric Vehicle Charges Off Grid - LIVE DEMO

In November of 2010 KIGT charged a Vehicle to Grid Electric Vehicle Off-Grid in Newport Beach with Green Wave Power Systems. 

 

A view of what the dashboard looks like when the vehicle is receiving power from a charge station (Vehicle to Grid Mode) In this case the EV Charge Station is connected to the Power System which operates off the Electrical Grid only using natural resources and a few battery cells.

2011

V2G

Port Of Long Beach Off-Grid EV Charging and V2G  - LIVE DEMO

2011 was a groundbreaking year the is when the Keep It Green Transit team knew we can truly reshape 100 years of human habit with Electric Vehicles and EV Charging Stations.

 

In January of 2011 KIGT along with Green Wave Power Systems conducted a Vehicle to Grid (V2G) Electric Vehicle demonstration for the Port of Long Beach and Port of Los Angeles. First Green Wave Charged the Electric Vehicle using Level 1- 110 Volt power.

 

Green Wave's Power System operated completely off-grid using only batteries and small wind turbine technology. Next, KIGT took the V2G EV and pushed power back into Green Waves Power System, causing the meter in demonstration to rotate backwards. The EV causing the meter to rotate in reverse is similar to when solar provides power for your home.

2011 - KIGT Demos

City of San Diego EV Car Share and

Van Pool Smart City Case Study - 2011

We believed in doing the impossible with what some would call paradise city.

 

In September of 2011 KIGT provided a case study for the County of San Diego for an EV Car Share and Van Pool Program and Smart City with V2G EVs.

The San Diego County Sustainable Commuter Mobility Program Case Study explained how an all Electric Vehicle  ride share program can really benefit the air quality and economics for the people in the Greater San Diego County. 

Click to read the case study.

The San Diego County Sustainable Commuter Transit Program Renewable Energy Case Study discusses how the use of Micro Grid Infrastructure can create a Smart City Autopoia of the future.

 

Discusses the use of V2G technology integrated with Solar and battery technology and the amount of renewable power can be generated simply when Electric Cars are parked.  It explains how we will be able to accomplish all the amazing things we speak about at a very minimal investment for the City of San Diego.

Click to read the case study.

2011 - KIGT Case Studies

Inland Valley News Article - 2011

"Can’t afford an eco-friendly electric car of your own?" - By AMY BENTLEY

 

2011 was an exciting year for Keep It Green Transit.

 

The Inland Valley Magazine had a theme of sustainability. They wanted to learn more about Keep It Green Transit's Electric Vehicle Car Share Concept.

One of the great pioneers of our industry Tom Gage at the time CEO of AC Propulsion also joined the interview.

 

Click to read the article (Page 4)

2012-2013

EV Cities

2012 - KIGT EV Experience

City of West Covina

EV Experience Pilot Project

In November of 2012 KIGT donated one of the rare world famous Vehicle to Grid Electric Vehicle Scion eBox to the City of West Covina. KIGT also donated a Level 2 EVSE for the City Hall parking lot.

 

The intent was to demonstrate how EVs can perform well and exceed expectations in fleet applications.Before we the pilot began the KIGT Cares program helped the city understand how the cost savings of never paying for gasoline again.

 

KIGT Cares provided a data analysis comparing 30 vehicles in the gasoline fleet compared to using an Electric Vehicle fleet. Within eight years to city would be able to save nearly $1,000,000 in fuel savings and maintenance cost.

Click for details of the cities EV Cost Savings Analysis


 

Over 1,000 Fleet Miles Driven - ZERO Dead Batteries

The City of West Covina kept the vehicle for 6 weeks in which they traveled over 1,000 miles with the EV. The following departments typically drive fleet vehicles the most had, so each a chance to drive the Electric Car for at least one week:

Click to see the results of the EV Experience Pilot Results

2013 - KIGT EV Experience

V2G All Electric

Scion xB

Conversion

City of South El Monte

EV Experience Pilot Project

In Spring of 2013 it was the City of South El Monte's turn for their EV Experience.

 

Like with the City of West Covina, KIGT donated one of the rare world famous Vehicle to Grid Electric Vehicle Scion eBox to the City of South El Monte. KIGT also donated and installed a Level 2 EVSE in the South El Monte Fleet Yard.

 

The intent was to demonstrate how EVs can perform well and exceed expectations in fleet applications. The KIGT Cares program helped the city understand exactly what the kWh cost savings compared to gasoline. 

Click for details of the cities EV Cost Savings Analysis

 

Over 600 Fleet Miles Driven

The City of West Covina kept the vehicle for 4 weeks in which they traveled over 600 miles with the EV. They had a unique situation in that they had to travel daily in mid-day traffic to Los Angeles and back. Round trip of 70 miles.  Range Anxiety No More? Once again the none of the participants experienced a depleted battery.

 

V2G

The coolest thing we were able to do was provide power of a third of their fleet yard parking using the V2G Scion xB battery.

Click for details of South El Monte's EV Experience

2013

The BIG Pivot

Driver Friendly EV Charging

Smartest, Fastest, Coolest, Most Affordable

EV Charge Station Ever!

KIGT set out to create the world's most advanced EV Charging Solutions.

2013 - KIGT eCharger

 

Make life easier for all Plug-in Car Drivers.

 

After EV Pilot results and multiple case studies with cities one of the major cost for Electric Vehicles are Electric Vehicle Charging Stations.

 

Two years after the 2008 economic downturn, many city representatives felt that the large hardware that literally only acted as a plug was not worth the investment.


So the KIGT team set out to create the first ever interactive user interface Vehicle-to-Grid EV Charge Station with an on-board billing that includes card swipe.

2013 - First Sketches 

First Ever Interactive V2G Touch Screen

Level 2 Charge Station for the home.

 

KIGT team set out to create the first ever interactive user interface Vehicle-to-Grid EV Charge Station with an on-board billing that includes card swipe.

A shaving razor was the inspiration.

Initially the shaving razor of CEO Paul Francis was the inspiration for the Stand Alone Level 2 (220 Volt) and Level 3 (440 Volt) KIGT eCharger.

We wanted to create a low cost highly functional sleek design charging station for the masses,

The idea for the wall mount was to create a fueling  experience unseen to the world of mobility.

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