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ClipperCreek’s New EV Charger, Pedestal

October 22, 2015 in Companies, Electric Drive, EVs, EVSE by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

New 24-Amp Unit and a Low-Cost Pedestal for Easier Installations,
Separately, Emotorwerks Is Using HCS-40 Charger for Connectivity

ClipperCreek is promoting a new 24-amp, Level 2 electric vehicle charger, and an economical pedestal designed to make it easier to install both high- and lower-power units.

ClipperCreek Boosts Amperage to 32

September 18, 2014 in EVs, Infrastructure by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

HCS-40 and CS-40 Models ‘With No Increase in Price’

Auburn, Calif.-based ClipperCreek is promoting a power boost for its HCS-40 and CS-40 series electric vehicle chargers, from 30 amps to 32 amps continuous as a standard offering – with no increase in the units’ $590 price.

“The HCS-40 is the first major brand, low cost, Level 2 electric vehicle charging station to break through to the 32-amp level without increasing the selling price,” ClipperCreek says. The 7.7-kilowatt unit “now offers increased power for cost-conscious customers.”

ClipperCreek has boosted the amperage but not the price.

ClipperCreek has boosted the amperage but not the price.

“We are constantly developing new products to bring the next level of customer value to the market,” ClipperCreek president Jason France said in a release.

480 Watts More

“After an in-depth analysis, the ClipperCreek team determined the standards would allow an additional 480 watts of power for charging without compromising quality, safety, or durability,” he said. The company’s HCS-40 and CS-40 models are now offered at the 32-amp charging level with no increase in price.”

The HCS-40 is said to be easy to install and simple to use, “which translates into installation cost savings when compared to other products on the market… any licensed electrician can install an HCS-40.” An optional connector holster is available for $19.

ClipperCreek products are manufactured in Auburn, CA, USA.

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ClipperCreek’s New Pedestal Chargers

February 25, 2014 in EVs, Infrastructure by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Starting at $1309, ‘Best Valued Commercial Solution on the Market’

ClipperCreek today announced new HCS-40 Single and Dual Pedestal Mounted charging stations. The low cost charging products give commercial consumers the option of mounting one or two 240-volt charging units to a single pedestal, with up to two additional 120-volt outlets, allowing as many as four EVs to be charged from one post.

ClipperCreek Claims the Smallest

September 14, 2013 in Uncategorized by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Level II EV Charging with ‘No Need to Juggle Cars to Plug In’

ClipperCreek is unveiling “the smallest cord-and-plug-connected, 20- amp, Level II EV charging station on the market.

ClipperCreek Extends Warranties

August 3, 2013 in EVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Three-Year Package Applies Retroactively, LCS Price Reduced

ClipperCreek has extended warranties to three years across its entire line of residential electric vehicle chargers, including products already in service. Additionally, ClipperCreek has lowered the price of its popular 20-amp LCS-25 to $495.

ClipperCreek for ‘Highest Power’ EVSE

June 24, 2013 in EVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

New Three-Phase Unit Retains SAE-J1772 Communications Protocol,
Allows Customers Flexibility to Charge When Utility Rates Are Lowest

ClipperCreek is taking the occasion of this week’s ACT Expo in Washington to introduce the CS-100-3P, a 30-kilowatt, 80-amp, three-phase electric vehicle charger. “This technology represents the highest power EV charging station available for commercial trucking applications,” the company says. updated (with new photo) July 1

ClipperCreek for Workplace Chargers

April 9, 2013 in Electric Drive, EVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

‘It Doesn’t Really Have to Be That Expensive or Complicated’

ClipperCreek is promoting a complete line of workplace charging solutions for plug-in vehicles, with prices for both Level 1 and Level 2 units as low as $595.

ClipperCreek Boosts Connectivity

January 8, 2013 in EVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Meter Developed with Itron Is Utility-Grade

California-headquartered ClipperCreek is working with Itron on a new electric vehicle charger with better connectivity to both vehicles and utility electricity sources. It’s a “revenue-grade” unit replete with an ANSI-certified, utility-quality meter – a first for the EV industry, says ClipperCreek president Dave Packard.

Frito-Lay Closes in on 300-EV Fleet

August 13, 2012 in Electric Drive, EVs, Fleet Order by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Frito-Lay Talks Up California’s Largest EV Truck Fleet

“California will be home to 105 all-electric delivery trucks, the largest deployment in any state,” PepsiCo’s Frito-Lay North America unit said last week as the company hosted officials including California Governor Jerry Brown at the Frito-Lay distribution center in Torrance, Calif.

ClipperCreek for PepsiCo/Frito-Lay

January 2, 2012 in Uncategorized by rich  |  No Comments

Lime Energy and SCIenergy Install CS-100s

For Battery Smith EVs in Vast Frito-Lay Fleet

PepsiCo/Frito-Lay’s not talking, but industry sources concur that Lime Energy and SCIenergy have installed Level II ClipperCreek chargers to support nearly 200 battery electric Newton trucks operated by the snack food giant across the U.S.

Frito-Lay driver Shannon Douglas charges a Smith Newton with ClipperCreek charger at recent Frito-Lay open house in Orlando (reported at, photo by Mark Thomason of Palmer Electric)

Frito-Lay driver Shannon Douglas charges a Smith Newton with ClipperCreek charger at recent Frito-Lay open house in Orlando (reported at, photo by Mark Thomason of Palmer Electric)

PepsiCo’s Frito-Lay North America unit said last year that it would deploy 176 battery electric trucks from Smith Electric Vehicles (F&F, September 20, 2010). Frito-Lay is Smith’s largest customer, accounting for 66% of its vehicle sales, or more than $21 million, for the first six months of 2011. Frito-Lay operates more than 20,000 vehicles, Smith notes.

Lime Energy said late last month that it’s completed the design and installation of 90 electric vehicle chargers in California, Connecticut, Massachusetts and New York under a $2 million contract. Lime won’t name its customer, but confirms that the work involves ClipperCreek chargers in support of Smith EVs.

“Lime embraced the opportunity to provide a solution,” executive VP for operations Jim Smith said in a release.

‘A Savings of 30-40%’

As Servidyne, SCIenergy secured a similar contract, reporting that a 10-charger pilot program in Fort Worth led to a $1.75 million contract to install chargers at eight more sites for a total of nearly 80 in seven states (including Florida, where ClipperCreek chargers for Smith EVs could be seen at a recent Frito-Lay open house, detailed at Servidyne and Scientific Conservation, Inc. merged this past summer to form SCIenergy.

According to Lime Energy, “The benefits of utilizing electric vehicles continue to accrue in today’s marketplace. Along with state and federal grants, electric vehicles offer reduced annual maintenance costs, more favorable utility rates, and integrated controls. One-third of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions come from the transportation sector, and switching vehicles from liquid fuels to the electric grid will have a dramatic impact on emission reduction goals,” the company said late last month.

illustration from a Servidyne case study shows ClipperCreek charger and 'snack food company' electric truck

illustration from a Servidyne case study shows ClipperCreek charger and ‘snack food company’ electric truck

“Ultimately, our customers can achieve a savings of 30-40% by switching to electric delivery vehicles as part of their overall energy efficiency program design,” said John O’Rourke, Lime’s President and CEO. “This offers an attractive return on investment and Lime’s unique capability to design and install these charging stations will continue to be a part of our portfolio of clean energy solutions.”

ClipperCreek’s CS-100 charger is rated at a powerful 80 amps continuous. ClipperCreek claims the first UL-approved EVSE (electric vehicle supply equipment) line produced in America.

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