ADVANCED ENERGY AND ROCKY MOUNTAIN INSTITUTE ANNOUCE REQUEST FOR INFORMATION ON ELECTRIC VEHICLE SUPPLY EQUIPMENT
Raleigh, N.C. (April 1, 2010) — Advanced Energy, in partnership with Rocky Mountain Institute® (RMI®), announces a Request for Information (RFI) for Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) specific to charging stations for plug-in electric vehicles (EV).
Across the United States and throughout Canada, major cities and regions – including the entire state of Rhode Island – are joining Project Get Ready (PGR), a program which helps community stakeholders work together to prepare for and adopt electrified transportation. Project Get Ready serves as a national forum for these communities, promoting coordination and a common gauge for readiness/acceptance.
“As adoption and integration of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles and full-battery electric vehicles gets closer, there is an urgent need to review, analyze, test and evaluate available EVSEs,” comments Matt Mattila, Transportation Consultant and PGR Project Manager, Rocky Mountain Institute. “Additionally, communities will need to have a clear understanding of each vendor’s offering in order to determine the best solution for the various types of sites to be included in their implementations.”
“Currently, these communities are reviewing available opportunities to design and implement a variety of projects, pilot programs, technologies and policies that will accelerate the adoption of electric vehicles in their region,” says Jeff Barghout, director, Transportation Initiatives, Advanced Energy. “It is expected this RFI will result in information that, subsequently, will enable each region to develop Requests for Proposals or other means for pilot projects and other programs.”
Any and all information submitted in response to this RFI will be collectively shared specifically with PGR’s past, present and future participating cities and, more broadly, with the general public in the format received and/or via a standard report. The information may be posted on Advanced Energy and RMI’s Web sites, including any affiliated partner sites. By submitting information, Respondents authorize their consent to the use and distribution of the information gathered. Respondents may request modifications or removal of content from their respective posted information.
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