Waukegan, Illinois (August 26, 2014) Telefonix®, Inc., a leading developer of cord reel technology and technological solutions primarily for highly regulated industries, and manufacturer of the PowerPost® commercial electric vehicle (EV) charging station product line, has entered the Level 2 electric vehicle service equipment (EVSE) market with UL approval of their L2 PowerPost® EV charging station.
The L2 PowerPost™ EVSE debuts as the first low current Level 2 EV charging station specifically designed for commercial outdoor use. The second addition to the PowerPost EVSE product line, L2 PowerPost EV Charger continues Telefonix’ focus on efficient, low cost EV charging for longer term parking.
“The L2 PowerPost EVSE features the same proven, retractable cord reel technology that has helped make our groundbreaking L1 PowerPost EV charging station a success,” said John Hipchen of Telefonix. “Being a Level 2 unit, the L2 PowerPost EVSE operates at 208 to 240 volts but only requires a 20 amp circuit. This lower current allows for the installation of more charging stations with a given electrical supply and, at the same time, satisfy EV drivers looking to replace the range lost during their daily commute.”
Higher current Level 2 charging stations can quickly replenish the range of a typical 20-mile commute, but those units are usually more expensive than the L2 PowerPost EVSE and risk spikes in energy demand that can affect a facility's overall energy costs. For longer term parking, where electric vehicles are parked for 2 hours or more, the 3.3 kW charging rate of the L2 PowerPost EVSE offers a sensible solution for delivering energy to cars and having a minimal economic impact on parking facilities.
The L2 PowerPost EV charging station can replenish an average commute of 20 miles in 2 hours or less for approximately $1, making it economical and efficient. This Level 2 EVSE benefits parking facilities such as malls, retail outlets and theaters that want to provide a valuable convenience to customers that drive EVs.
The L2 PowerPost electric vehicle charging station has a MSRP of $1,795 and price reductions are available for bulk orders. Further discounts may also be available from state and local rebate programs that require Level 2 charging stations.
The L2 PowerPost is now available for ordering; please visit www.PowerPostEVSE.com >> for more information.
With over 25 years in business and more than 60 patents issued to date for its cable innovations, Telefonix is a leader in cord reel technology. In addition to its portfolio of cord reel products, the company also designs and manufactures custom electronics for customers in highly regulated industries. In 2011, the idea to leverage the company’s capabilities to address unmet needs in the electric vehicle charging station market was born. Today, the same proven cord reel technology that flies on more than 80% of long-haul aircraft is designed and incorporated into the PowerPost® commercial low-current electric vehicle charger product line. Based in Waukegan, Illinois, the Telefonix team is adept at delivering smart solutions to market. With a staff of highly skilled engineers, project managers, manufacturing experts and more, the Telefonix team delivers the quality product you expect and service you need for success.
The Telefonix PowerPost electric vehicle charging station product line is focused on low current solutions for commercial parking lots or garages where cars are parked for three or more hours. The L1 PowerPost EVSE lead the way as the first commercial Level 1 EV charging station, and the L2 PowerPost EVSE is making an impact on the Level 2 product category as the first low current, commercial Level 2 EV charging station. 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. Telefonix is delivering on electric vehicle charging innovations with a cost of ownership that creates a win-win for both the EV driver and the parking facility.