San Diego, California – San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) will test and evaluate a mobile smart charging device for plug-in electric vehicles, as part of an infrastructure designed to accommodate a collaboration with Nissan for zero-emission vehicles in the San Diego area.

The device was developed by Juice Technologies LLC of Columbus, Ohio and is intended to provide customers with a convenient, cost-effective method to charge vehicles during off-peak hours at reduced electric rates. Together with technologies under development, the charger could allow customers to charge their vehicles anywhere in a specified service territory and charge the usage to an SDG&E account.

The U.S. Department of Energy has also awarded a US$99.8 million grant to Electric Transportation Engineering Corporation of Scottsdale, Arizona, to install public and private charging systems in San Diego and four other regions to support the roll-out of Nissan’s Leaf zero-emission electric vehicle next year.


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