Leviton Expands Electric Car Charging Offerings With New Portable and In-Home Devices
Leviton announced the expansion of its Evr-Green™ line of residential, commercial and public charging systems with the addition of the 120 Level 1 Portable Charger and 160 Level 2 Home Charging Station. The two devices will be available for purchase by residential and commercial customers beginning August 1, 2011 through Leviton’s distribution channels: e-store, electrical distributors, retail partners and automakers.
The portable Evr-Green 120 Level 1 Charger offers a convenient on-the-go option for electric vehicle owners. The device can be plugged into any standard 15A or 20A, 125V grounded receptacle found in nearly all homes, buildings and public facilities. The 160 Level 2 Home Charging Station provides up to 16A at 240Vac (3.8kW output). The device will be available in a patent-pending plug-in design and a hardwired version.
"We are delighted to make our industry-leading EV charging solutions available for all our customer segments," said Mike Mattei, Vice President and General Manager for Leviton’s Commercial and Industrial Division. "We have complete confidence that residential consumers, automakers and electrical industry professionals alike will embrace these superior, competitively priced products."
The two new chargers as with the entire Evr-Green line comply with all industry standards, including the current National Electrical Code®. Assembled in the United States, they have been specifically developed to meet stringent automotive quality, product development and testing requirements and are compatible with all major automakers’ vehicles (SAE J1772™ compliant).
"We believe consumers want safe and easy to use products from a company that they can trust," said Manoj Karwa, Director, EVSE Programs for Leviton. "Leviton has designed and developed a wide range of EVSEs, assembled in the U.S., with innovative features."
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