Blog: Electric Vehicle

New Finished Product Requirements for EU REACH
A Closer Look at EVs and FCVs: Competing or Complimentary Technologies?
29 July 2014

A Closer Look at EVs and FCVs: Competing or Complimentary Technologies?

What are the competing or complementary technologies of EVs and FCVs? More…

The EV Advantage
22 July 2014

The EV Advantage

In part two of this three part series, we’ll take a closer look at the electric vehicle advantage and energy efficiency advantage More…

Fuel Cells vs Batteries in the Automotive Sector
15 July 2014

Fuel Cells vs Batteries in the Automotive Sector

What are the benefits of fuel cell vehicles? More…

Certification to UL 2202 - Part II
15 February 2013

Certification to UL 2202 - Part II

An EV battery charger is typically AC in/DC out, and provides charging voltage directly to the vehicle battery. These systems are typically used to provide higher power levels and thereby faster charging than the onboard chargers. More…

Certification to UL 2202 - Part I
14 February 2013

Certification to UL 2202 - Part I

There are several design types or protocols for DC chargers, all of which can be tested and listed according to UL 2202 and NEC requirements. One common system currently deployed in the U.S. is the CHAdeMO Quick Charger. More…

The New Standard for Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) - Part II
18 December 2012

The New Standard for Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) - Part II

Following the much-anticipated revision of SAE J1772, the new North American safety standard for plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) and electric vehicle (EV) conductive charge couplers in October 2012... More…

The New Standard for Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) - Part I
14 December 2012

The New Standard for Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) - Part I

The new revision of SAE J1772 provides critical design guidelines for charging controls and connectors used to charge plug-in vehicles... More…

Competition in the Electric Vehicle Industry: Don't Let Safety Certification Hold You Back
07 February 2012

Competition in the Electric Vehicle Industry: Don't Let Safety Certification Hold You Back

Intense investment in the electric vehicle market could potentially cause a back log for manufacturers trying to get their products, with the necessary safety certifications, to the global marketplace. More…