New charger powers electric vehicles 5 times faster

 New charger powers electric vehicles 5 times faster

Photo via Leviton.

It just got easier to make an electric vehicle a daily driver with charger that makes charging faster.

Leviton unveiled its Evr-Green Mini Level 2 electric vehicle charging station, the latest edition to the Evr-Green line of electric vehicle supply equipment.

With a compact design and fast charging time, the Evr-Green® Mini is Underwriters Laboratories (UL), Canadian Standards Association (CSA) and Normas Oficiales Mexicanas (NOM) listed and meets all National Electric Codes for Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment. The Evr-Green® Mini comes standard with a 12-foot and optional 18-foot cable, and works with 30 amp circuits commonly used with electrical dryers found in residential garages. This reduces the cost of installation and permitting, and makes the new charging station the perfect solution for EV owners on the move, Leviton said.

The Evr-Green Mini enclosure is rated for temporary submersion and can withstand extreme weather environments. The new station features a ground monitor interrupter circuit and over temperature protection, an important safety feature that disables charging of your electric vehicle in the event of loss of ground or if an over temperature condition exists.

“As part of our partnerships with many of the leading national automakers, we’ve learned that more than 80 percent of our residential customers have electrical panels near where they park. The Evr-Green Mini was designed to deliver a lower total cost for Level 2 charging, which includes the product, installation and permitting,” said Manoj Karwa, Senior Director for Leviton’s Commercial & Industrial Business Unit. “The Evr-Green Mini delivers an improved charging time that is nearly five times faster than standard cordsets, the enclosure weighs about two pounds, and is compact enough to easily fit in your hand, all at a total installed price of about $500. We believe this product will drive an increased proliferation of Level 2 charging throughout North America.”

The new Evr-Green Mini Level 2 has gone through rigorous automaker compatibility tests and works with production electric vehicles available in North America. Additionally, the charging station is certified for use in USA, Canada and Mexico.

The Evr-Green Mini charging station includes a two-year limited warranty and will be available through Leviton's distribution channels: e-store, electrical distributors, retail partners and automakers starting in November 2015.

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Topics: Cost of Ownership, Going Green, Vehicle

Companies: Leviton


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