Electric Vehicle (EV) Infrastructure
GE’s new Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Station will provide user protection by meeting industry standards such as NEC 625 and SAE J1772, will work seamlessly with large- and small-scale EV systems and will begin shipping 3Q 2010, in time for the mass-market arrival of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs).
Initially launched for residential, commercial, and local government applications, GE’s basic until will provide plug-in charging and optional commerce capabilities. The unit will also offer an optional Smart Grid interface by utilizing intelligent meters to interact with the local utility company.
This product will undergo extensive acceptance research with users and installers to make sure that it is easy to use, install, and maintain. Along with the charging functionality, the product will be a modular design to allow for easy upgrades as owner’s needs change and more options become available.
The initial offering will include:
- UL Certification
- Charger & Vehicle Communication in accordance with NEC 625
- Cord Connection in accordance with SAE J1772
- Indoor and Outdoor Enclosure
- Commerce & Card Reader capability
- User authentication
- Open Architecture Network communications
- LED Lights & Display
- Level 2 (208-240 VAC) charging capability
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Annual Salary Survey
Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.
There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.
But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.
Read more: 2015 Salary Survey