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Georgian College Announces Solar Power-Assisted Charging Stations for Electric Vehicles


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Not only has Georgian College has been named one of Canada’s Greenest Employers for 2013 – the fourth consecutive year that the college has won the award but the Georgian College students and faculty will initiate cutting-edge research on power use, quality, consumption and costing for electric vehicles (EV) thanks to a first-of-its-kind charging station supported by PowerStream and Ford Motor Company of Canada.

The station is solar power-assisted and has superior ability to collect research data and capacity to offer Level 1, Level 2 and Level 3 vehicle charging to the public. Level 2 is available now and plans to install a Level 3 charger are underway. With Level 2 charging, a pure electric vehicle can charge from empty to full power in about eight hours. With Level 3, that time is reduced to less than an hour.

Through this station, Georgian’s Electrical and Environmental programs, and the Automotive Business School of Canada, are collaborating to advance sustainable technologies. Students will have hands-on learning opportunities to become leaders in the integration of electric vehicles, renewable energy and smart grid technology.