Lee Slezak, DOE, at the 2010 Plug-in conference

We sat down with Lee Slezak, U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Manager-Advanced Vehicle Systems Simulation & Evaluation Office of Freedom Car and Vehicle Technologies at the 2010 Plug-in conference in San Jose, CA.

Slezak talked about the codes and standards and car companies working with energy companies. How does the Department of Energy (DOE) get involved in these negotiations?

How close are we to getting standardizations for these electric vehicles?

Slezak and his group run tests on all vehicles and put the results on their website, avt.inl.gov, so that the public can compare the information, apples to apples.

About the Author:

Lou Ann Hammond is the CEO of Carlist and Driving the Nation. She is the co-host of Real Wheels Washington Post carchat every Friday morning and is the Automotive, energy correspondent for The John Batchelor Show and a Contributor to Automotive Electronics magazine headquartered in Korea. Hammond is a founding member of the Women's World Car of the Year #WWCOTY, and the Concept Car of the Year, and former member of the North American Car and Truck of the Year #NACTOY. She is a guest contributor for Via Corsa magazine and Vicarious magazine.

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