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Electric Vehicle Charging Comes Home

Electric Vehicle Charging Comes Home

This piece was originally published in the May 2016 issue of ei, the magazine of the electroindustry. By Charles Botsford, P.E., Chemical Engineer, AeroVironment Of all the places to charge your electric vehicle (EV), your home is one of the most important. Home charging is called the 80-percent solution, which means that EV manufacturers and others estimate that 80 percent of all EV charging occurs at home. The next-most-important place to charge is where you work; public charging takes Read more [...]
Delta Achieves Sustainability Using Its Own Products at Corporate Headquarters

Delta Achieves Sustainability Using Its Own Products at Corporate Headquarters

This piece was originally published in the April 2016 issue of ei, the magazine of the electroindustry. By Joe Oberle, Vice President, Corporate Development, Delta Products Corporation When Delta Products Corporation opened its new Americas headquarters in Fremont, California, in October 2015, the state-of-the-art, 180,000-square-foot facility met LEED[1] Platinum and net-zero standards while incorporating many of Delta's own technologies to achieve an elite level of sustainability. The Read more [...]
Utility discussion about Electric Vehicles and Vehicle to Grid (V2G)

Utility discussion about Electric Vehicles and Vehicle to Grid (V2G)

A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to attend an electric vehicles session a conference in California.  While a lot of good information was exchanged, there were two things that stuck out in my mind that will impact the way NEMA members need to think about supplying products to the EV market. The first point was from a utility operator who was participating in an EV pilot program.  In terms of the lessons learned, the consumer behavior that surprised them the most was the idea of “topping 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 [...]