The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) announced the launch of an online version of its electric vehicle safety training course for first responders. The online curriculum is based on the classroom sessions currently being delivered across the country. The NFPA’s Electric Vehicle Safety Training Project, funded by a $4.4 million grant from the DOE, has… Read more »
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The National Fire Protection Association and GM have jointly produced a set of video training resources for firefighters and other emergency personnel.
The National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium developed a suite of modern technology products to help emergency personnel respond to accidents involving hybrid and electric vehicles.
The National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium (NAFTC) conducted an exercise and made a training video at the Center for National Response in Gallagher, West Virginia.
Envision Solar’s EV ARC is a stand-alone solar-powered charger that fits inside a parking space and generates enough electricity to power up to 225 miles of EV driving each day. New York City has awarded the company a three-year contract worth $3.8 million. The city’s first order will be for at least thirty EV ARC… Read more »
Envision Solar (OTCQB: EVSI) has secured an order for 13 of its EV ARC self-contained charging units from the Fresno County Rural Transit Agency (FCRTA). The solar-powered EV ARC EV chargers will be installed throughout Fresno County, particularly in disadvantaged communities. The EV ARC fits inside a parking space and does not reduce available parking…. Read more »
On the anniversary of last year’s South Napa earthquake, California utility PG&E has donated a plug-in hybrid truck to the city of Napa for use in future disaster response operations. The truck, developed in California by Efficient Drivetrains, Inc (profiled in the March/April 2015 issue of Charged) in partnership with PG&E, has a 30-mile electric… Read more »
Rhode Island has created a special license plate for plug-in vehicles – not just so charged drivers can show how cool they are, but in order to save lives. The point is to give emergency crew members a warning when they encounter an EV, so that they don’t electrocute themselves while using the jaws of… Read more »
The DOE intends to issue a Funding Opportunity Announcement (DE-FOA-0001097) entitled “Alternative Fuel and Advanced Vehicle Deployment Initiatives.” The estimated $4.5 million in funding will go to projects that increase the acceptance and deployment of alternative-fuel vehicles (including EVs). Areas of interest include: Vehicle demonstration and enhanced driver experience projects. The intent of this area… Read more »
In this new video, aimed at emergency personnel, rescue experts Brock Archer and Ron Moore explain the special issues faced by first responders to EV accidents.