Leviton is Sole Supplier of EV Chargers for the DGS California Program

June 10, 2014 by Jeff Shepard

Leviton Manufacturing Co. announced today it has been selected as the sole supplier of Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) by Pacific Lighting Management for the Department of General Services (DGS) California Program Award. As the approved supplier, Leviton will provide EVSE for local government agencies across the state of California.

Leviton's Evr-Green Charging Stations enable fast charging of any SAE J1772™ compatible electric vehicle and offer high reliability, plug-in electric vehicle charging that drivers prefer. The easy-to-use stations provide multiple power options, integrating aesthetics and ergonomics with sturdy construction – ideal for commercial applications. Leviton is the only EVSE provider to offer a 7.7kW electric vehicle charging station, and supplies models with an 18- or 25-foot cable.

"We are pleased to partner with Leviton to offer charging stations and pedestals for this statewide program, so electric vehicle owners can utilize the expandable monitoring/payment options and full-spectrum of leading EVSE solutions for all levels of need," stated Tim Hatamian, Chief Financial Officer of Pacific Lighting. "Leviton was the clear choice for us as their EVSE equipment is renowned for its quality and safety along with being the only brand sanctioned by Ford, Kia, Honda and Toyota."

"Pacific Lighting has offered a great partnership to enable California government locations electric vehicle charging infrastructure," said Manoj Karwa, Senior Director of EVSE Programs for Leviton's Commercial and Industrial Business Unit. "We value the partnership and the opportunity to build a charging infrastructure throughout California."

On December 29, 2013, an Executive Order issued by California Governor Jerry Brown established a target of 1.5 million zero-emission vehicles on the road in California by 2025. As part of this objective, the Department of General Services awarded Pacific Lighting Mgmt. Inc. (1-14-61-13B) a program to provide EVSE for local governmental agencies.

Through a four-month process of extensive and strict price, product qualification and past-performance evaluation, Pacific Lighting was awarded a Mandatory CA Statewide Contract with the CA- Dept. General Services for all CA-State Agencies to obtain, install, maintain and repair Electric Vehicle Charging equipment. The contract is also available to local governments, schools or other public entities.