Telefonix Says Its EV Chargers Are Multiplying Across the U.S.
Telefonix reports that its PowerPost brand commercial electric vehicle charging units are finding a strong market with companies looking to provide charging for their employees, and that “a number of their customers’ facilities with existing installations are ordering more units to meet the demand of their EV driving patrons.”
The manufacturer says that hundreds of PowerPost brand Level 1 and low-current Level 2 commercial electric vehicle charging stations are currently installed across the U.S. They typically require two to four hours to restore the charge depleted during a worker’s commute, and “are being installed every month by businesses providing workplace charging as a perk to their employees.”
“It’s not often you walk into a workplace and not have free coffee available,” PowerPost North American electric vehicle supply equipment sales chief Bill Williams says in a release. “There seems to a real shift in thinking from businesses wanting to provide EV charging for a fee to providing it as a perk, just like your morning joe,” he said.
Telefonix says that 15% to 20% of its EVSE customers have ordered additional EV chargers. The Denver International Airport is an example: “Since adding electric vehicle charging stations in 2013, we have seen a tremendous response from both employees and passengers and an increasing demand,” said parking and transportation director Dorothy Harris says in the Telefonix PowerPost release.
“The airport previously installed ten Level 1 charging stations in the east and west parking garages as well as five Level 2 charging stations specifically for employees,” she said. “Due to the positive feedback and increased demand, we are in the process of installing ten new 240-volt Level 2 charging stations.”
The Cord is Key
The PowerPost EV charging product line was developed specifically for long-term parking situations where cars are parked for at least two hours. The Level 1 PowerPost EVSE costs the facility under $1 to provide an average commute recovery charge – “making it a perk,” Telefonix says, “equivalent, cost-wise, to a cup of coffee.”
Telefonix notes that all PowerPost chargers provide an economical charging solution that also features a retractable cord reel that eliminates the clutter and potential hazards of long cables as well as offering the potential for custom branding. Electrical cordage is a Telefonix specialty across its product range.
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Source: Telefonix/PowerPost with Fleets & Fuels follow-up