Delta Products received a $1.9 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to improve the design and development of electric vehicle charging equipment.
The improved equipment will allow utilities to use the charging system with smart grid communication abilities reducing infrastructure costs and managing load during peak hours. The grant will help the company carry out a research project to develop and improve residential electric vehicle chargers with smart-grid in the following 3 years. MS Huang, Delta Products president, declared that the combination of smart grid technology and electric vehicles is essential to helping reduce energy use.
“This project aligns with our corporate mission ‘To provide innovative, clean and energy-efficient solutions for a better tomorrow,” Huang said.
This project will help the U.S. government give up on importing foreign oil, using the charging infrastructure for electric vehicles. Delta will join forces with the Detroit Edison Co., Mercedes Benz Research & Development North America and kVA to create a working demonstration system.