Delta receives $1.9 million grant for electric vehicle charging with smart grid

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Delta receives $1.9 million grant for electric vehicle charging with smart grid

Greentech Lead America: Delta Products Corporation has
received a $1.9 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), for
developing and demonstrating residential electric vehicle charging system with
smart grid capabilities.

The smart-charging system will be designed to let
utilities to reduce infrastructure costs and manage load during peak hours.

Delta’s system price is targeted to be 50 percent lower
than today’s competing technologies.

The demo project will develop smart-grid enabled
residential electric vehicle chargers over the next 3 years that will allow the
quick deployment of charging infrastructure for plug-in electric vehicles (PEV)
to help reduce America’s dependence on foreign oil.

Delta will work with their partners The Detroit Edison
Company, Mercedes Benz R&D North America, and kVA to develop a working
demonstration system.

The DOE grant is part of $7 million in research and
development funding that will help improve the development of electric vehicle
charging equipment. The grant furthers the U.S. Department of Energy’s
commitment to improve America’s energy security and economic competitiveness
through the development of advanced vehicle technologies.

“We are delighted to work with DOE and our partners
to bring this important technology to market. The combination of electric
vehicles and smart grid technology is key to helping reduce energy use,”
said Delta Products’ President M.S. Huang.

Delta manufactures electric vehicle charging equipment,
which includes Level-2 AC, and DC Quick Charging Stations, as well as provides
major automotive OEMs with a variety of system level components for electric
vehicles.

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