Today, Concurrent Design, Inc. held a grand opening for its solar-powered electric vehicle charging station during the CLEANTX event "The Future of Transportation." During the event, attended by 400 cleantech professionals, Concurrent Design, Inc. announced that the company is now a Partner in the Department of Energy Workplace Charging Challenge, a collaborative effort to increase the number of U.S. employers offering workplace charging by tenfold by 2018. The Challenge also supports the broader efforts of the Energy Department's EV Everywhere Grand Challenge to make plug-in electric vehicles (PEV's) as affordable and convenient for the American family as gasoline-powered vehicles by 2022.
In response to this Challenge, Concurrent Design, Inc. has installed a solar-powered Level 2 charging station for use by its employees and visitors. The ability to charge at work can potentially double the all-electric daily commuting range for PEV-driving employees. The solar panels provide the additional benefits of shade and clean power. The infrastructure to add another charging station as demand grows is in place. Concurrent Design, Inc. aims to be a leader in adopting advanced technology for charging and in adding to America's charging infrastructure. The commitment to workplace charging made by Concurrent Design, Inc. was made possible by a collaboration with local companies SolarWing , SolarBridge, Circular Energy, and Curb. All Concurrent Design, Inc. employees were involved in the conceptualization, design, build, and aesthetic finish-out of the structures as well.
The event showcased electric cars from Tesla, Nissan, Chevrolet, Cadillac and Car2Go.
Concurrent Design Inc. offers engineering design and build services for new product development and is headquartered in Austin, Texas. For more information see www.concurrentdesign.com.
CleanTX is a clean energy cluster group headquartered in Austin, TX.
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