GE Unveils First Charging Station on Purdue University Campus

The new Chevrolet Volt took the first charge from the recently unveiled electric vehicle charging station on the Purdue University campus by General Electric Energy-Industrial Solutions. The charging station, located between Elliott Hall of Music and Purdue Armory, is the first of as many as 10 that GE Energy-Industrial Solutions will place in the campus.

The charging points, designed to recharge electric-powered vehicles quickly and easily, will be used by various and researchers working on electric-powered technology and to recharge university-operated electric vehicles. University students who are studying battery-powered systems will have access to the charging station and its data to conduct research related to plug-ins.

GE Energy-Industrial Solutions has worked with the Indiana Advanced Electric Vehicle Training and Education Consortium (I-AEVTEC) to bring the charging stations to campus. GE and Purdue have a longstanding relationship, as GE is a big employer of Purdue graduates. TheEducation Consortium is the beneficiary of a $6.1 million (EUR4.5 million) grant issued under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. If includes Purdue, University of Notre Dame, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, Ivy Tech Community College, Purdue University Calumet and Indiana University Northwest.

"While the electric vehicle industry is in its infancy, we believe teamwork among manufacturers, government, industry groups, educators and consumers is key to accelerating the adoption of electric vehicles. GE and Purdue have had a long relationship, so we're extremely proud to work with this leading institution in developing technology innovations for electric vehicles," said Luis Manuel Ramírez, CEO of GE Energy-Industrial Solutions.
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