Highlights from EVS26 in Los Angeles

EVS26 was attend­ed by glob­al OEMs and sup­pli­ers last week at the Los Ange­les Con­ven­tion Cen­ter. As for high­lights…  What’s it going to be: Lev­el 2 EV charg­ers, DC fast charg­ers, or wire­less charg­ers? Qual­comm, Siemens, and Del­phi have devel­oped induc­tive charg­ing mats for wire­less charg­ing and are just bring­ing it to the US mar­ket…. DC fast charg­ers are being installed around the coun­try faster than expect­ed, but there’s the ques­tion of whether the SAE stan­dard or the Japan­ese CHAde­MO stan­dard will be adopt­ed as the wide­ly accept­ed for­mat. US and Ger­man automak­ers are endors­ing the sin­gle-post SAE fast charg­er, and Nis­san and Mit­subishi have been using CHAde­MO.. Los Ange­les was giv­en the E-Vision­ary award by World Elec­tric Vehi­cle Asso­ci­a­tion. Acknowl­edge­ments includ­ed the LA Dept. of Water and Pow­er offer­ing cus­tomers rebates up to $2,000 on home charg­ing sta­tions; and imple­ment­ing EV ready build­ing codes; and the Mayor’s Office sup­port­ing growth of EV com­pa­nies doing busi­ness in town – Coda Auto­mo­tive, BYD, and Boul­der EV…  A webi­nar pan­elists that includ­ed for­mer GM vice chair­man Bob Lutz talked about the mar­ket trend of elec­tric vehi­cles grad­u­al­ly shift­ing for con­sumers from a men­tal, dol­lars-and-sense deci­sion to an emo­tion­al expe­ri­ence.



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