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Craig B. Toepfer

Craig B. Toepfer is a technical specialist in electric vehicle (EV) infrastructure development in the EV Energy Systems Department of the Advanced Vehicle Technology Group within the Alternative Fuel Vehicle Center of Ford Motor Co., Dearborn, Michigan.


Charge! EVs Power Up For The Long Haul

When smog kept suffocating three sprawling cities—Los Angeles, Paris, and Tokyo—in the early 1990s, a standardized infrastructure for charging electric vehicles (Evs) was at last seen as a worthwhile goal. The superiority of clean Evs to dirty gas-powered transportation was borne in on everyone as never before. But Evs stood no chance of success without a refueling infrastructure that matched the corner gas pump for availability and ease of use. The ultimate in convenience would be an infrastructure that let Evs charge up at home.