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Leviton Launches $500 Level 2 Charger

October 21, 2015 in EVSE, New Products by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

‘Evr-Green Mini’ for Lower-Cost Level 2 Charging
Leviton Cites ‘Total Installed Price of About $500’

Leviton has unveiled a new Level 2 electric vehicle charging unit for faster yet economical charging at home. The Evr-Green Mini, installed, costs just $500, the company says.

Leviton’s new Evr-Green Mini Level 2 charger comes standard with a 12-foot cable. An 18-foot cable is optional.

Leviton’s new Evr-Green Mini Level 2 charger comes standard with a 12-foot cable. An 18-foot cable is optional.

The new charger is designed for 30-amp circuits commonly used with electrical dryers found in residential garages. “This reduces the cost of installation and permitting,” Leviton says, “and makes the new charging station the perfect solution for EV owners on the move.”

The new charger has UL, Canadian and Mexican approvals.

The Evr-Green Mini enclosure is rated for temporary submersion and can withstand extreme weather environments. It includes a ground monitor interrupter circuit and over-temperature protection, which disables charging in the event of loss of ground or if an elevated temperature condition exists.

‘Lower Total Cost’

“As part of our partnerships with many of the leading national automakers, we’ve learned that more than 80% of our residential customers have electrical panels near where they park,” Manoj Karwa, senior director of Leviton’s commercial and industrial business unit, said in a release.

The new charger “was designed to deliver a lower total cost for Level 2 charging, which includes the product, installation and permitting,” Karwa said.

Five Times Faster

“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,” he added.

“We believe this product will drive an increased proliferation of Level 2 charging throughout North America.”

The Evr-Green Mini charging station includes a two-year limited warranty. It will be available through Leviton’s distribution channels: e-store, electrical distributors, retail partners and automakers beginning next month.

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