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NEMA forms new section to support development of Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment


January 27, 2011
By Alyssa Dalton

The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) has formed the Electrical Vehicle Supply Equipment/Systems Section (EVSES) to represent manufacturers of products or assemblies that are installed for the purpose of safely delivering and managing electrical energy between an electric vehicle and an electrical source.

“As the hub of electrical manufacturing innovation, NEMA is proud to announce a section that will drive business and advancements in technology through global strategies for an electric vehicle supply equipment sector,” said Evan R. Gaddis, NEMA President and CEO. “NEMA supports the development of the EVSE industry and leads efforts to educate the market on the values and features of EVSE infrastructure around the world.”

The section will align the strengths of major stakeholders in the electric vehicle market, including auto manufacturers, utilities, and government, said NEMA. The goal is to ensure safety and interoperability of equipment by developing a consistent set of domestic and international codes and standards.

“This NEMA section will drive the cohesive efforts of the products and services involved with the electric vehicle supply system,” said Michael Mahan, EVSES section chair and GE global product manager.

EVSES is the second NEMA section formed within the last decade. Membership is open to manufacturers of electric vehicle supply equipment and systems.

For more information, visit www.nema.org.