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Efacec QC50 Chargers for SMUD

August 7, 2013 in EVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

DC Unit for Sacramento with Multiple Customer Pay Options

Georgia-based Efacec is supplying its QC50 DC fast-chargers for electric vehicles to SMUD, the Sacramento Municipal Utility District in California. Efacec has an agreement with SemaConnect that will allow EV drivers to pay for their electricity by swiping a credit card, using a smartphone app, calling an 800 number or visiting a website, all via the SemaCharge network.

Efacec offers both Chademo and SAE J1772 Combo connectors for DC fast-charging.

Efacec offers both Chademo and SAE J1772 Combo connectors for DC fast-charging.

“Efacec DC Fast Chargers are already in use in Palo Alto and Chicago as well as in countries around the globe,” Efacec North America COO Jorge Guerra said in a release.

“The combination of fast charging equipment from Efacec and SemaConnect’s network will dramatically enhance the prospect of electric vehicles as a viable transportation option for Sacramento’s drivers,” SemaConnect CEO Mahi Reddy says in the Efacec announcement. SemaConnect is based in Bowie, Md.

Chademo with SAE J1772 Combo Option

The Efacec QC50 comes standard with Chademo connectors for quick-charging Nissan and Mitsubishi EVs. They can be upgraded to include the SAE J1772 Combo connector, which works with the Chevrolet Spark EV, and according to Efacec will be used next year for Volkswagen and BMV EVs.

“This means the Efacec chargers will be able to serve all DC Fast Charge capable electric plug-in vehicles available in the U.S.,” the company says.

Efacec notes that its chargers are built at its U.S. headquarters in Norcross, Ga.


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