Saturday, February 09, 2013

Thirteen major companies join Department of energy charging challenge

Saturday, February 09, 2013
The Department of energy announced on May 31 13 large employers in the United States and eight stakeholder groups of the new workplace to help recharge challenge, to expand access to the work place charging stations across the country have joined. The workplace recharge challenge is a collaborative effort, the number of employers in the United States offers workplace recharge tenfold in the next five years. The first 13 employers signed charged workplace promise as partners, including 3 M, the Chrysler Group, Duke Energy, Eli Lilly and company, the Ford Motor Company, General Electric, General Motors, Google, Nissan, the San Diego Gas & electric company, Siemens, Tesla Motors and Verizon. The promise undertakes each partner organization claims charging workers for plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) to assess, develop and implement a plan to install workplace charging infrastructure for at least a large construction site.

Eight organizations signed the Ambassador promises to develop and plans to support and promote charge making initiative work including: the California PEV cooperative, CALSTART, the electric drive Transportation Association, the electrification Coalition, international parking Institute, NextEnergy, Plug-In America and Rocky Mountain Institute. The Department of energy will provide technical assistance and a forum for partners and ambassadors, information to share.

The workplace recharge challenge supports Grand Challenge, the wider efforts EV all in March 2012, President Obama of announced PEVs as cheap and convenient for American families as gasoline-powered vehicles within the next 10 years to make. Part of the announcement the Department published the EV everywhere Grand Challenge which describes PEV technology blueprint, and barriers, as well as the steps to move forward, reach the goal EV anywhere deployment. See the DOE press release and the EV everywhere grand challenge blueprint and Web page.

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