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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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Honda Slashes Fit EV Lease Tab to $259

June 12, 2013 in Electric Drive, EVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

And All of the Battery Cars Will Come with a Leviton Charger

American Honda has reduced the three-year lease price of its all-electric Fit EV from $389 per month to just $259, even for existing customers – and is throwing in a 240-volt EV home charging station equipment from Leviton.


AeroVironment for Nissan, Leviton

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

‘We’re Here to Facilitate the Broad Adoption and Use of Plug-In Vehicles’

Southern California’s AeroVironment is up against names like ABB, GE, Eaton, Leviton and Siemens in the world market for electric vehicle chargers. But the $325 million (fiscal 2012 revenue) company says it’s holding its own against them, with more than 11,000 Level 2 chargers installed in North America to date.

AeroVironment Chargers for Ford EVs

May 14, 2013 in EVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Best Buy and Geek Squad Out, AeroVironment Handling Leviton

Ford has advised dealers that it has tapped AeroVironment to provide electric vehicle chargers for C-Max Energi, Fusion Energi and Focus Electric cars. Customers will still have the option to buy Leviton equipment, but the Best Buy-Geek Squad sales outlet has been eliminated.

Leviton for New York Workplace EVs

April 22, 2013 in EVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Grant of $1 Million to Support ‘Evr-Green’ Level 2 Installations

Leviton reports a $1 million grant to install electric vehicle charging stations in New York State in support of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s “Charge NY” initiative.

Honda Fit EV: The Most Efficient

June 9, 2012 in Electric Drive, EVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

‘Unprecedented Rating of Just 29 Kilowatt Hours per 100 Miles’

American Honda has claimed the pole position in the race for the most efficient all-electric vehicle, citing U.S. EPA figures of a 118 miles-per-gallon-equivalency (MPGe), “and an unprecedented low consumption rating of just 29 kilowatt hours (kWh) per 100 miles.”

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