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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 [...]
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 [...]
Smart Phones Gone Green!

Smart Phones Gone Green!

Starting in November, eco-enthusiasts can put down their organic lettuce wraps and pick up their smart phones to download a brand new application capable of tracking driving behavior through the use of your phones embedded GPS, and doing so almost completely independent of driver input. The Virtual Vehicle Company (VEVCo), developed at the University of California-Berkeley has become the first company that uses the latest smart phone innovations to unlock useful information about greener transportation. Read more [...]
PEV’s Are Coming But . . . Lots of Questions to Answer

PEV’s Are Coming But . . . Lots of Questions to Answer

Everyday I read something new and interesting about some form of electric vehicle.  Hybrid electric,  Plug in hybrid electric,  Plug In electric, etc.  While they're all using different technologies, the one thing they all seem to have in common is that they are still pretty much in the prototype stage.   Sure, the Prius and other hybrids seems to have gone commercial and owners seem reasonably satisfied.  But, my neighbor just got one to do his Read more [...]