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Leviton Teams with Coulomb Technologies for EV Charging

July 22, 2010
Leviton Manufacturing, Melville, N.Y., and Coulomb Technologies, Durham, N.C., today announced an OEM, product and marketing partnership for the electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE) market. Through the agreement, Leviton's EVSE product family, which ...

Leviton Manufacturing, Melville, N.Y., and Coulomb Technologies, Durham, N.C., today announced an OEM, product and marketing partnership for the electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE) market. Through the agreement, Leviton's EVSE product family, which includes home and public Level 1 and Level 2 charging stations, will be network-enabled by Coulomb's ChargePoint network. The ChargePoint network uses an open interface architecture that will provide Leviton customers advanced features similar to all charging stations on the ChargePoint network. The product line will debut at Plug-In 2010 Conference and Exposition in San Jose, Calif., on July 26-29, 2010.

“Leviton now has a complete solution for home and public EV charging, providing the charging stations as well as installation by certified contractors and extensive customer service. We are pleased to partner with Coulomb as it aligns with our intent to create a growing portfolio of green solutions and helps bring an established technology and network to our existing customer base,” said Mike Mattei, vice president and general manager for Leviton's Commercial and Industrial Division.

Leviton's Evr-Green Level 1 portable cord set lets EV drivers charge their vehicles anywhere a standard outlet is available. Leviton also has developed a unique receptacle for EV owners to plug in their Level 1 cord set. Leviton's Level 2 residential charging stations range from 16 amp to 32 amp charging levels. The Leviton public stations offer Level 2 (208/240 V @ 30 amps) charging via a standard SAE J1772 connector and fixed 18-foot cable and Level I (120 V @ 16 Amp) charging via a standard NEMA 5-20 receptacle protected behind a locking door.

Leviton will market these charging stations to residential, workplace and public markets, including existing and new customers, builders, higher education, government, hospitality, Fortune 500, commercial real estate, and auto manufacturers.

Making the charging stations part of the ChargePoint Network will allow drivers open access using any standards-based RFID card; will allow sending text-message or email notifications to drivers when charging is complete or there is an interruption in charging; and will give EV drivers a way to easily locate, access and use any of the expected thousands of ChargePoint charging stations using a smart phone iPhone or Blackberry applications, among other benefits. It also will allow station owners to set charging session access pricing via a web enabled user interface and give utilities a way to manage grid load and consolidate billing.