New report issued on Electrical Vehicle Charging and NFPA Electrical Safety Codes and Standards

Blog Post created by mikehazell Employee on Oct 24, 2011

Recent forecasts indicate that almost one million Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) or Plug-in Electric Vehicles (PEV) charge points will need to be installed in the United States by 2015, with approximately one-third of these being non-residential charging units. The National Electrical Code® addresses the safety of the built infrastructure with respect to charging. In 2011 a Task Force was established to explore this issue and its implications for the NEC. This project was undertaken in support of that Task Force. The report presents the results of a project whose overall goal is to facilitate the safe integration of electric vehicles in the nation’s electrical safety infrastructure. It describes a review of technologies likely to impact electrical safety and presents an assessment of needed changes to codes and standards and a roadmap for needed research on this topic.