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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 manufacturers. Between 1834 and 1896, small-scale production of electric vehicles helped develop public interest in Read more […]

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 […]