Leviton Selected by Toyota as a Provider of Electric Vehicle Charging Solutions

August 10, 2011 by Jeff Shepard

Leviton announced that it has been named by Toyota as an approved Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) solutions provider. As an approved vendor, Leviton will provide EVSE to both consumers and dealerships for Toyota’s Prius Plug-In Hybrid and RAV4 EV models coming to market in 2012.

The custom Toyota electric vehicle charger, built off of Leviton’s existing EVSE line of products, gives Toyota customers a safe and reliable solution when charging their Prius Plug-In Hybrid or RAV4 EV.

"Toyota and Leviton are two companies that share a core set of values that focus on safety, customer service and the vision to build a sustainable future by offering a portfolio of green solutions," said Michael Mattei, Vice President and General Manager for Leviton’s Commercial and Industrial Business Unit. "Leviton is committed to providing an industry-leading portfolio of EV charging solutions, designed and developed in the United States, for residential consumers, automakers and electrical industry professionals."

"Through our relationship with Leviton, customers will have access to a full service EVSE provider that supplies a high level of customer service along with products that integrate easily into their homes and complement Toyota’s plug-in hybrid and electric vehicle offerings," said Rick LoFaso, Toyota Corporate Manager, Marketing for Passenger Cars.

Toyota’s electric vehicle charger complies 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 J1772TM compliant).

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