EVSE Complements CNG and Hydrogen Already Available
American Honda says it’s begun adding 120 electric vehicle chargers at its headquarters campus in Torrance, Calif. – part of “an effort to increase the use of alternative fuel vehicles by its associates for daily commuting,” the automaker says.
In conjunction with the EVSE/electric vehicle supply equipment project, Honda is installing a publicly accessible free-based DC fast charger adjacent to the Torrance facility. It’s to be ready in early 2016, supporting both Chademo and SAE Combo standards.
“Making workplace charging ubiquitous and accessible is the cornerstone of an effective public charging strategy that supports the maximum number of vehicles,” Honda environmental business development and product regulatory VP Steven Center said in a release.
EV Commuting Made Convenient
“This expansion will make commuting in an EV a convenient option for the vast majority of Honda associates in Torrance, including those without access to charging at their homes or apartment buildings,” Center said.
Honda said too that it’s preparing several next-generation electric drive vehicles, including a new fuel cell car set to launch next year, followed by a new battery-electric model and a new plug-in hybrid model by 2018.
“The new EV chargers on the Torrance campus will complement existing refueling options on-site, including compressed natural gas and hydrogen,” the company says.
Funding for the Torrance EVSE project was provided in part by a California Energy Commission grant. It was announced this past week to coincide with the California Plug-in Electric Vehicle Collaborative’s “Drive the Dream 2015” event.
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