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The History and Future of Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment

The History and Future of Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment

An article dedicated to electric vehicle charging requirements was added to the National Electrical Code® (NEC) in its 1996 edition. This would lead some to believe the 1990s was the origin of the electric vehicle industry, but the electric vehicle dates back to the mid-1800s and was one of the first markets for the electric motor, storage battery, and distribution equipment…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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?…

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