Electric Vehicle Charging - Preventing Range Anxiety
When: Wednesday January 18th, 2012 Dinner, 6:00 pm; Presentation, 7:00 pm
Subject: Electric Vehicle Charging - Preventing Range Anxiety
Speaker: Gary Fox, GE Energy
Abstract: Electric Vehicle Charging - Preventing Range Anxiety
Ready or not, the San Francisco Bay Area is among the locations where large numbers of early adopters of plug-in electric vehicles reside. While these users may keep their "range anxiety" to a minimum by keeping round trip travel from home within the vehicle battery range, demand will grow for electric vehicle charging stations in commercial applications to handle the cars of employees, customers, or both. This presentation will dig into the terminology, codes, standards, and application issues that you need to be familiar with to accommodate electric vehicle charging of stations into your electrical distribution designs.
Gary H. Fox, PE, received his BSEE from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo in 1978. He has been employed by General Electric Company for 33 years. His current assignment is a Senior Specification Engineer for GE Energy in Concord, CA, providing application and technical support for power distribution and control equipment.. Mr. Fox is a Senior Member of the IEEE Industry Applications (IAS) and IEEE Power Engineering Societies
GE Energy produces EV Charging Stations for both residential and commercial/industrial applications. For residential applications, the WattStation wall mount is widely available at popular retail locations. For commercial applications the DuraStation design is currently available and the WattStation pedestal version will be available in the near future.