As part of its commitment to environmental stewardship, UL is participating in a Department of Energy (DoE) initiative by installing on-site charging ports for employees who drive electric vehicles.

UL has set up six electric vehicle supply ports at its Northbrook headquarters as part of the DoE’s Workplace Charging Challenge (WCC) program, which aims to encourage employers to promote electric vehicle use among its employees. Four ports have been installed in the visitors’ parking lot and two more are in parking lot 5A, which is on the other side of UL’s campus.

It’s really kind of a natural fit for UL to be leading the pack on electric vehicle chargers,” said Jake West, senior environmental project coordinator in Northbrook.

The company plans to install EVSE ports at UL sites in Melville, N.Y., Camas, Wash. and Research Triangle Park, N.C., and will add ports in Northbrook as demand increases.

Becoming a WCC Partner is only the latest way UL continues to lead the development and promotion of environmentally friendly technologies. UL routinely researches and tests electric vehicle motor technologies to develop, refine and publish safety and performance standards for use in the United States and many other countries.

In these ways, UL is using its expertise and influence to drive the development of electric motor technology, for the benefit of our environment.