Leviton and Ford say EV charging station is now UL-certified

Oct. 21, 2011
Leviton Manufacturing Co. Inc., Melville, N.Y., and Ford Motor Co. said the new Ford Electric Vehicle Home Charging Station, designed and built by Leviton exclusively for Ford, has gained UL certification

Leviton Manufacturing Co. Inc., Melville, N.Y., and Ford Motor Co. said the new Ford Electric Vehicle Home Charging Station, designed and built by Leviton exclusively for Ford, has gained UL certification under UL 2231, UL 2251 and UL 2594. The new Level 2 EV charging device is also compatible with all additional industry safety standards and recommended practices, including SAE J1772 and NEC 625, Leviton said.

The Ford charging station provides up to 32A at 240V AC, fully charging a Ford Focus Electric’s battery in a little over three hours, more than four times faster than the standard portable charger. The EV charging station, including standard installation retails for $1,499 and is now available through select Ford dealerships and Best Buy stores to support the upcoming launch of the electric version of the Focus.