Plug-in Electric Vehicle Charging ( Solar Thermal Magazine)
AVL announced recently that they have been recognized by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) at the first ever DOE Workplace Charging Challenge Summit. During the closing plenary of the Summit, DOE Deputy Assistant Secretary for Transportation Reuben Sarkar provided special recognition to AVL and other select Challenge partners for demonstrating leadership in supporting the development of the national plug-in electric vehicle charging infrastructure.
“As a pioneer in helping develop alternative-energy engines for the automotive industry, this recognition is especially gratifying,” said Don Manvel, AVL’s North American Chairman.
We’re honored to be one of fewer than 20% of all Challenge partners to receive this special recognition.
At the Summit, DOE also released its first ever Workplace Charging Challenge Progress Update (http://1.usa.gov/12uCUa5). Based on a survey of partners, the Update shows that Challenge partners are providing access to PEV charging stations for more than 600,000 employees at more than 300 worksites across the country. These stations provide 6.7 million kWh annually, saving more than 800,000 gallons of gasoline and 5.5 million pounds of GHG per year. That’s the equivalent of removing nearly 1,500 average cars from U.S. roads.
“By embracing sustainable workplace practices, Challenge employers are making it easier for employees to do the same,” said Dr.David T. Danielson, DOE Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy.
With the Challenge’s foundation firmly in place and outstanding partners and ambassadors leading the charge, we look forward to more great American organizations joining the Challenge in the year ahead.
The Challenge now has over 150 partners, a significant increase from the original 13 partners less than two years ago.
Founded in 1948, AVL is the world’s largest independent company for development, simulation and testing technology of powertrains (hybrid, combustion engines, transmission, electric drive, batteries and software) for passenger cars, trucks and large engines. AVL’s North American Headquarters are located in the Detroit suburb of Plymouth, Michigan.
For more information, contact Chris Barecki, AVL Americas Marketing Manager, at [email protected] or 734.738.8778.
About Workplace Charging Challenge
Part of the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) EV Everywhere Grand Challenge, the Workplace Charging Challenge aims to achieve a tenfold increase in the number of U.S. employers offering workplace charging by 2018. Learn more about the Workplace Charging Challenge by visiting electricvehicles.energy.gov or emailing [email protected].