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In the next 6 months, I am going to be presenting (hopefully) to the chancellor of the very large university I work for a case to work towards installing outlets for future plug-ins to charge during the day. starting to do some research, and I have some questions...

1) Are manufacturers going to use a "standard" for plug in car outlets (the charge port)? In other words, I would hope they are all agreeing to conform to some guidelines, so I dont have to worry about carrying adapters so my GM plug can work on a Honda charging outlet.

2) Are there manufacturers already out there that are/will be selling charge stations? Any links?
 

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We don't really know the complete answer to this yet. However if you put in 120v charging, just use the standard plug that is in your house (use the NEMA 5-20 T slot and install 20 amp service just to be safe) and you'll be fine with everybody. If you're doing 220v, it gets tougher because there are different choices.
 

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We don't really know the complete answer to this yet. However if you put in 120v charging, just use the standard plug that is in your house (use the NEMA 5-20 T slot and install 20 amp service just to be safe) and you'll be fine with everybody. If you're doing 220v, it gets tougher because there are different choices.
120v agreed. This appears to be a no brainer for plugs. There should be consideration for the circuit though. They really should be plugged into a dedicated, GFI circuit.

220v has different choices, different standards, and different risks.

Tesla has a grant from the government to develop their 220v charger. I believe they have installed some in hotels in California already.

GM also worked extensively on fast inductive fast charging in conjunction with their EV1 program.

Phoenix Motorcars also has tested and passed California's fast charging requirement for BEV's to qualify for the highest level of credits.

GM also mentioned a "large player", currently with a very impressive charging station in the works.

I'm sure there are many other technologies and development projects in the works.
 
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