Leviton today unveiled the Evr-Green® Mini Level 2 electric vehicle charging station, the latest edition to the Evr-Green® line of electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE). With a compact design and fast charging time, the Evr-Green® Mini is Underwriters Laboratories (UL), Canadian Standards Association (CSA) and Normas Oficiales Mexicanas (NOM) listed and meets all National Electric Codes for Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment. The Evr-Green® Mini comes standard with a 12-foot and optional 18-foot cable, and works with 30 amp circuits commonly used with electrical dryers found in residential garages. This reduces the cost of installation and permitting, and makes the new charging station the perfect solution for EV owners on the move.
The Evr-Green® Mini enclosure is rated for temporary submersion and can withstand extreme weather environments.The new station features a ground monitor interrupter circuit and over temperature protection, an important safety feature that disables charging of your electric vehicle in the event of loss of ground or if an over temperature condition exists.
“As part of our partnerships with many of the leading national automakers, we’ve learned that more than 80 percent of our residential customers have electrical panels near where they park. The Evr-Green® Mini was designed to deliver a lower total cost for Level 2 charging, which includes the product, installation and permitting,” said Manoj Karwa, Senior Director for Leviton’s Commercial & Industrial Business Unit. “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. We believe this product will drive an increased proliferation of Level 2 charging throughout North America.”
The new Evr-Green® Mini Level 2 has gone through rigorous automaker compatibility tests and works with production electric vehicles available in North America. Additionally, the charging station is certified for use in USA, Canada and Mexico.
The Evr-Green® Mini charging station includes a two-year limited warranty and will be available through Leviton's distribution channels: e-store, electrical distributors, retail partners and automakers starting in November 2015.
Percentage of Leviton’s residential customers that have electrical panels near where they park was calculated based on basic and standard residential installations completed across USA.
Total installed price of the Evr-Green® Mini includes the cost of the EVSE and assumes an available 240 volt circuit.
About Leviton Electric Vehicle Charging Equipment
Leviton’s commitment to help create a sustainable environment is further demonstrated in our new line of electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE) and support services. Our Evr-Green® line of electrical vehicle supply equipment (EVSE) (leviton.com/evrgreen) is compliant with all industry standards, meets the most stringent safety requirements, and is compatible with all major auto manufacturers’ electric vehicles (SAE J1772™ compliant).
About Leviton Commercial and Industrial
Leviton’s comprehensive line of commercial and industrial-grade electrical wiring devices (leviton.com/industrial) provide builders, contractors and specifiers with solutions engineered to withstand the most rigorous commercial environments and harshest industrial applications. Leviton manufacturers everything from commercial, industrial and hospital grade wiring devices, to surge protective devices, electric vehicle supply equipment, temporary power solutions, heavy duty motor starter switches, IEC and NEMA watertight rated devices and more.
Leviton Manufacturing Company is one of the largest privately held global providers of electrical wiring devices, data center connectivity solutions and lighting energy management systems. Founded at the turn of the 20th century in America, Leviton has grown to become one of the preeminent leaders in the electrical industry. Today Leviton's product portfolio consists of more than 25,000 devices and systems used in homes, businesses and industry. Proven to be a smart choice, nine out of 10 homes throughout North America have Leviton products installed in them. Builders, electrical contractors and other industry professionals rank Leviton products No. 1 in brand preference.