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Electric Transportation Engineering Corporation Grant For the Nissan Electric Drive Vehicle Demonstration and Vehicle Infrastructure Project

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Using an Energy Commission grant, Electric Transportation Engineering Corporation (ETEC)has installed 988 Level 2 EVSE (Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment) residential chargers, 530 commercial Level 2 EVSE, and 5 Level 3 DCFC (direct current fast chargers) for electric vehicles in the San Diego region. Another 200 Level 2 commercial EVSE and 15 DCFC have been approved but are not yet installed.

The project’s goal is to support deployment of electric vehicles with a widespread network of charging stations. ETEC has been collecting data from all EVSE to assess the effectiveness of the technology and the impact that electric vehicles have on the local grid. The program has developed various methods for payment and to create revenue systems for commercial and public charging infrastructure.

Grant Amount

The Energy Commission is providing $8,000,000.

Match Funding

The project partners are contributing $9,081,494.

Project Benefits

Lessons learned and data collected from the initial deployment of EVSE in the San Diego region will help the implement the 2013 ZEV (Zero Emission Vehicle) Action Plan developed in April 2012 which has the goals of having infrastructure to support 1 million ZEV’s by 2020 and 1.5 million ZEV’s on California roads by 2025.

Grant Agreement Number: ARV-09-004

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