Leviton and Ford Motor Company announced the new Ford Electric Vehicle (EV) Home Charging Station got the UL certification for UL 2231, UL 2251 and UL 2594 it needed to be considered a perfect electrical device!! The new upgrade home charging station also meets the standards for SAE J1772™(engineering and technical standards) and NEC 625 (fire code type stuff). Ford people added: “We are excited to partner with Ford to give Focus Electric owners an industry leading, easy-to-use vehicle charger that provides the safety features for which Leviton products are known,” said Mike Mattei, Vice President and General Manager for Leviton’s Commercial and Industrial Division. “Ford and Leviton have both built reputations based on safety and quality, which is why achieving UL certification for this home device is so important, as it offers customers a solution they can’t find elsewhere.” The Ford Electric Vehicle Home Charging Station provides up to 32 amps at 240 volts AC (7.7 kW output) – fully charging a Ford Focus Electric’s battery in a little over three hours, more than four times faster than the standard portable charger. The device’s energy-efficient design – the enclosure is made from nearly 60 percent recycled materials – features a low-energy standby power design, contributing to a 50 to 80 percent reduced carbon footprint.
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Getaround Selected as Official Transportation Partner for Smart Energy International Summit in San Francisco October 24-26, 2011
Smart Energy International Summit, to be held at the Hyatt at Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco, from October 24-26, 2011, today announced that Getaround has been selected as the event’s official transportation partner. Getaround, a peer-to-peer car sharing service, will provide a zero-emission Tesla Roadster shuttle service for conference speakers and sponsors and an on-site kiosk where conference attendees can instantly rent other available vehicles using http://www.getaround.com. Hosted by Spintelligent, Smart Energy International is the only international industry conference series where all smart grid stakeholders gather to discuss the strategic future of the energy industry from the perspective of utilities. Whether one is a newcomer to, or a veteran in, the world of smart energy and utilities, attendees gain insights at this event that are essential to the future of smarter energy use. Summit attendees will meet more than 500 senior industry professionals from regulators, IOUs, municipalities, technology vendors, industry bodies, and key executives in smart home, EV and energy storage. To register, please visit: http://www.smartenergyinternational.com.
NYCLHVCC's 3rd Annual Stakeholder Meeting Fuel Economy: Technologies & Practices RSVP Today! Hope to see you there: What: 3rd Annual NYCLHVCC Stakeholder Meeting: Idle Reduction and Fuel Economy Workshop When: May 25, 2011; 8:30-12:30pm followed by the NYC Parks and Recreation Fleet Show Where: NY Hall of Sciences; 47-01 111th Street Queens, NY 11368 For directions click HERE Keynote Speaker: Rich Cregar, Wake Technical Community College