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John’s EV Adventure – February 2012

February 13th, 2012 No comments

Getting Ready for the Charger Installation and Vehicle Delivery

After my order for the Nissan Leaf was confirmed Nov. 10 by an email from Nissan, I followed the progress through “my account” on the Nissan Leaf website.  I could see that the delivery date of late January was still good and as we headed into the holiday season, the estimated delivery date got bumped up one week to Jan. 19.  Read more…

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State Approvals Will Lead to Sales of Antimicrobial Copper Products

February 7th, 2012 No comments

By Wilton Moran, Copper Development Association (CDA) Project Engineer

California and New York regulatory agencies late last year approved the sale of copper and copper alloys as public health antimicrobial products. That’s exciting news because it will allow manufacturers to provide a portfolio of Antimicrobial Copper products that will help in the fight against the bacteria* that cause hospital-acquired infections (HAIs).
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AMP – Electrifying Favorites

February 6th, 2012 No comments

AMP Jeep Grand Cherokee EV

AMP Electric Innovations Begin with Consumer Demand

As the Copper Development Association (CDA) has reported on for years, electric vehicles utilize substantially more copper than gas-powered vehicles.  As the trend toward vehicle electrification evolves, the CDA is shining a spotlight on individual companies at the forefront of this phenomenon, showing their unique approaches as well as their perspectives on the importance of copper to their efforts.  One such company, AMP Electric, takes vehicles that are already consumer favorites and converts them to electric without changing any of the features that made the cars popular in the first place.  Simply put, they replace gasoline-combustion engines with all-electric powertrains.  Their most recent conversion, the AMP Jeep Grand Cherokee EV, was unveiled at this year’s Detroit Auto Show.  The Cherokee, with a 37-kilowatt-hour battery pack, has a range of approximately 100 miles, according to Steve Burns, AMP Electric president, and also hits 60 mph in under 10 seconds.  It has a lithium iron phosphate battery and two rear-mounted 152 kW Remy AC motors.

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CDA Influences Revised National Electrical Code® at Hilton Head, S.C. Meeting

February 1st, 2012 No comments

By David Brender, CDA National Program Manager

This month several of our members and I have had the privilege of helping refine the National Electrical Code (NEC) for 2014. The CDA is one of many non-profit organizations and associations, including the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, for example, who participate in writing the code every three years. Read more…

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