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What?! There are more than just environmental benefits of electric vehicles?

What?! There are more than just environmental benefits of electric vehicles?

Sure, most of us are aware of the environmental benefits associated with electric vehicles, but do you know about the other advantages of this clean, energy-efficient technology? Check out NEMA’s latest podcast, “What are the short- and long-term benefits of investing in electric vehicles?” This is the first in a series of electric vehicle (EV) and electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE) podcasts. I talk with Michael Mahan, Product General Manager of EV Infrastructure at GE Energy’s Read more [...]
How do you raise awareness for EVSE? Propose installing it in Senate garages!

How do you raise awareness for EVSE? Propose installing it in Senate garages!

Yesterday, the Senate Rules and Administration Committee agreed to S. 739, a bill to authorize the Architect of the Capitol to install Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) in Senate garages at no net cost to the taxpayer. The bill is now eligible for Senate consideration. This is a small but important step to increasing awareness and adoption of EVSE. If passed by the Senate, decision makers will have the opportunity to get an up-close and personal look at this exciting technology, and hopefully Read more [...]
EVs in the House!

EVs in the House!

After a number of electric vehicle infrastructure bills have been introduced in the Senate, the House got in on the action this week as Reps. Judy Biggert, Ed Markey, Anna Eshoo, and Jerry McNerney introduced HR 1685, the NEMA-supported Electric Drive Vehicle Deployment Act of 2011. Infrastructure investments, essential to the adoption of EVs, cannot be overlooked.  Key provisions in HR 1685 include an extension through 2014 of the Section 30C tax credit for electric vehicle refueling property—also Read more [...]
Jersey Shore and Electric Vehicles? We Have a Situation!

Jersey Shore and Electric Vehicles? We Have a Situation!

While New Jersey has been in the headlines recently for MTV's hit reality show "Jersey Shore," that's not all the buzz these days. New Jersey plans to be a leader in the electric vehicle roll out over the next five years. "The intention is to move New Jersey to the forefront of electric car use," said Assemblyman Joe Cryan, D-Union, a sponsor of several of the bills. "That in turn helps the environment." Some proposed legislation would lead to installation Read more [...]
Leviton response to EVSE Cord and Plug Controversy

Leviton response to EVSE Cord and Plug Controversy

In response to NEMA's eiXtra: January 11, 2011 Feature Article entitled EVSE Making Waves Across the Industries Leviton would like to clarify the comment that,  “There is some controversy surrounding the non-permanent EVSE installations right now, and whether or not they are allowable under code, but it appears that Ford is confident in Leviton's reading of the code.” Leviton Manufacturing’s Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment complies with applicable requirements Read more [...]
EVSE Making Inroads at CES 2011

EVSE Making Inroads at CES 2011

Industries are converging as electric vehicles (EV) hit the roads.  Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment and Systems companies are beginning to strut their stuff as they support the charging of these electric vehicles. NEMA and its EVSES section members were well represented at the International CES, the world’s largest consumer technology tradeshow, held last week in Las Vegas.  The EV market has begun to sneak into the picture, and by next year it will burst onto the CES scene.  Read more [...]
The EV Race is On – Are We Ready? NEMA Responds

The EV Race is On – Are We Ready? NEMA Responds

The Race is on.  Interest is buzzing surrounding the potential future proliferation of Electric Vehicles (EVs). So many questions have day-to-day drivers and other potential consumers of this budding technology wondering: How convenient (or inconvenient) will it be to recharge an EV’s battery?  Will there be a quick charge option in addition to a regular charge with every EV vehicle? Is a quick charge quick enough? Is the range long enough for typical commuting needs? Are Read more [...]