Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

Virginia Balitski, Magna IV EngineeringColumns, Fall 2022 Columns, Tech Quiz

Electric vehicles (EVs) are becoming much more common for commercial and personal use. The electrical testing industry has started to see an impact regarding EVs and EV charging stations. This quiz will go over some EV charging station information that may be relevant to NETA Technicians.

  1. What battery type is primarily used for EVs?
    a. Lithium-ion
    b. Lead-acid
    c. Alkaline
    d. Zinc-carbon
  2. Which ANSI/NETA standard first introduced specifications on electric vehicle charging systems?
    a. MTS–2019
    b. ECS–2020
    c. ATS–2021
    d. ATS–2017
  3. 3. Which assessment does ANSI/NETA ATS–2021 specify for electrical vehicle charging systems?
    a. Power-factor or dissipation-factor tests
    b. Continuity tests
    c. Dielectric withstand
    d. Thermographic survey
  4. What type of electrical vehicle charging station can be plugged into any standard 120-volt receptacle?
    a. DC fast charging
    b. Level 1 charging
    c. Level 2 charging
    d. Wireless power transfer charging
  5. What type of electric vehicle charging requires a three-phase power source?
    a. DC fast charging
    b. Level 1 charging
    c. Level 2 charging
    d. Wireless power transfer charging
  6. What might a power system see increased evidence of due to electrical vehicle charging stations?
    a. Voltage dips/sags
    b. Power surges
    c. Harmonic distortion
    d. None of the above


Virginia Balitski, CET, Manager – Training and Development, has worked for Magna IV Engineering since 2006. Virginia started her career as a Field Service Technologist and has achieved NETA level 4 Senior Technician Certification. She has since dedicated her time to the advancement of training and safety in the electrical industry. Virginia serves on NETA’s Board of Directors. She is a Certified Engineering Technologist through ASET – The Association of Science & Engineering Technology Professionals of Alberta. Virginia is also current Vice-Chair of CSA Z462, Workplace Electrical Safety and is a member of the NFPA 70E, Electrical Safety in the Workplace Technical Committee.