The following statement is attributable to David McCreadie, Vehicle Electrification and Infrastructure, Sustainable Business Strategies, Ford Motor Company
Ford is pleased to support the SAE International’s success in publishing the standard that will allow for electric vehicle charge times of 15 to 30 minutes, which augments and is compatible with the existing electric vehicle charging standard employed by all automakers in the U.S.
“Nearly all automakers approved this standard, and it will enable and facilitate EV customers to drive more all-electric miles,” said Mike Tinskey, associate director of Electrification and Vehicle Infrastructure.
Ford is proud to be an active participant in this collaboration of hundreds of engineering experts to produce a standard that is optimized in design to accommodate the largest number of automotive manufacturers. The design elements developed across global automakers, charging equipment suppliers, U.S. utility companies and the U.S. Department of Energy National Laboratories resulted in an optimized system to move the electric vehicle market forward through compatible standards with communication methods also optimized for future integration into the smart grid. This SAE standard is harmonized with the European standards organizations, and is also endorsed by all German automakers.
The complete press release issued by SAE can be found below.
SAE International Releases New Fast-Charging "Combo" Coupler Standard (SAE J1772™) for Plug-In Electric and Electric Vehicles
WARRENDALE, Pa., Oct. 15, 2012 -- SAE International's much-anticipated technical standard for plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) and electric vehicles (EV) has been approved and published.
"This new technical standard is a real game-changer," Andrew Smart , Director of Industry Relations and Business Development for SAE International, said. "It reflects the advancements in technology within PHEV and EV engineering and we are pleased to represent the collaborative efforts within industry that made it possible."
The standard represents the future of charging technology and smart grid interaction, while addressing the needs of today. Such needs include reduced times at public charging stations, enabling consumers to travel greater distances in their PHEV's and EV's.
"This new standard reflects the many hours that top industry experts from around the world worked to achieve the best charging solution – a solution that helps vehicle electrification technology move forward," Gery Kissel, Engineering Specialist, Global Battery Systems, GM, and SAE J1772™ Task Force Chairman, said. "We now can offer users of this technology various charging options in one combined design."
The original version of J1772™ defined AC Level 1 and AC Level 2 charge levels and specified a conductive charge coupler and electrical interfaces for AC Level 1 and AC Level 2 charging. The new revision incorporates DC charging where DC Level 1 and DC Level 2 charge levels, charge coupler and electrical interfaces are defined. The standard was developed in cooperation with the European automotive experts who also adopted and endorsed a combo strategy in their approach.
to see the J1772™ SAE Charging Configurations and Ratings Terminology.
"J1772™: SAE Electric Vehicle and Plug in Hybrid Electric Vehicle Conductive Charge Couple" was developed and issued by SAE International's J1772 Task Force. For more information, visit http://standards.sae.org/j1772_201210/
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