The United States Green Vehicle Council (USGVC) is a non-profit organization with a mission to foster the technological and business development of zero emission vehicles that promote a clean and healthy environment for our present and future generations.
The Council is working with our partners on the development of standards for fast charging systems that support widespread usage of electric vehicles in the USA.
Open Charge Alliance
US Green Vehicle Council works with our partners to promote open sources charging technologies and inter-networking under the Open Charge Point Protocol (OCPP) or Open Charge Alliance.
The Open Charge Alliance is further developing Open Charge Point Protocol (OCPP) to provide a powerful, open and interoperable charging station-to-network communication protocol which supports all the functionality needed by today’s advanced charge management systems.
(Chevrolet Bolt with 238 miles per charge)
Super Fast Charging Protocols
The two open fast charging standards on the market today – CCS and CHAdeMO – were both originally designed to work at 400 V. The Combined Charging System (CCS) was designed for charging at up to 80 kW at 400 V and the CHAdeMO was originally designed to charge at up to 50 kW at 400 V.
(150 kW DC fast charging station by EVRUS)
Green Vehicle Council is working major car OEM manufacturing companies to develop an international standard protocol for a superfast 150 kW DC fast charging station, operating at 800 V. This will enable charging a Nissan Leaf from empty to full in less than 10 minutes and a GM Bolt and a Tesla Model S in about 30 minutes.
ChargeUp California will finance the deployment of Super DC 150 kW fast charging stations. Electric vehicle fast charging stations can now be deployed everywhere, and will be soon as fast and easy as filling up a gas tank.
For more information, please contact ChargeUp California at firstname.lastname@example.org
US Green Vehicle Council has formed a strategic partnership with ChargeUp California, a public and private partnership to fund the electric vehicle fast charging infrastructure across California.
USGVC and partners have completed building infrastructure of DC fast charging stations along freeway corridors of Interstate 5 and SR-99, enabling EV drivers to travel from the Bay Area to San Diego.
USGVC also partners with EVRUS, LLC. to install fast charging stations connecting East and West Coast of the USA: a 2,800 mile journey from Los Angeles to New York, passing through 10 states in the USA: California, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, Nebraska, Iowa, Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York.
Working with industry partners, USGVC is actively developing the American Standards for Electric Vehicle Technician training programs to be implemented by training organizations in the United States.
The Certified Electric Vehicle Technician training program has been first developed and implemented by our partner, Cleantech Institute since 2010 in California. The CEVT program has been funded by the EDD and California Energy Commission.