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NEMA supports development of electric vehicle supply equipment.

Press Release Summary:

Jan 10, 2011 - NEMA has formed Electrical Vehicle Supply Equipment/Systems Section (EVSES) to represent manufacturers of products or assemblies that are installed for purpose of safely delivering and managing electrical energy between electric vehicle and electrical source. Section will align strengths of auto manufacturers, utilities, and government, and by developing consistent positions for domestic and international codes and standards, EVSES will ensure safety and interoperability of equipment.

National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) - Rosslyn, VA

Original Press Release

NEMA Forms New Section to Support Development of Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment

Press release date: Dec 21, 2010

ROSSLYN, Va., - 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 NEMA President and CEO Evan R. Gaddis. "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. By developing consistent positions for domestic and international codes and standards, EVSES will ensure safety and interoperability of equipment.

"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. "It will facilitate standardization and communicate the role EVSE plays in the electric vehicle infrastructure."

EVSES is only the second NEMA section formed within the last decade, demonstrating the importance the association sees in the future of supplying electricity to and from vehicles.

Membership is open to manufacturers of electric vehicle supply equipment and systems. Associate membership is available to electric vehicle manufacturers, utilities, government agencies, members of the supply channel, universities, research institutes, and others interested in participating in a forum to expand the electric vehicle infrastructure in the U.S. and globally.

For more information, contact Harry Massey at 703-841-3287 or harry.massey@nema.org.

NEMA is the association of electrical and medical imaging equipment manufacturers. Founded in 1926 and headquartered near Washington, D.C., its approximately 450 member companies manufacture products used in the generation, transmission and distribution, control, and end use of electricity. These products are used in utility, industrial, commercial, institutional, and residential applications. The association's Medical Imaging & Technology Alliance (MITA) Division represents manufacturers of cutting-edge medical diagnostic imaging equipment including MRI, CT, x-ray, and ultrasound products. Worldwide sales of NEMA-scope products exceed $120 billion. In addition to its headquarters in Rosslyn, Virginia, NEMA also has offices in Beijing and Mexico City.

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