Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Fuji Electric begins US production of EV charging stations

USA: Fuji Electric Corp. of America has announced that US production of UL-certified DC quick chargers for electric vehicles has commenced, with the first production units shipping out of Milpitas, CA by late-March.

The manufacturer’s 4th Generation 25kW DC quick charger features a slimmer design than previous versions, making it an ideal choice for a wide variety of commercial applications.

“Since entering the US EV market in March 2012, we have been working diligently to begin local production of our DC quick chargers in order to better serve our customers,” said Larry Butkovich, Fuji Electric’s GM of EV Systems. “We are now able to offer faster delivery on orders, and respond to evolving market demands and design requirements with greater ease.”

The sleek DC quick charger is built to the CHAdeMO specification and allows EV owners to charge their electric vehicles in under an hour. With over 350 units deployed worldwide, Fuji Electric has been an international market player in the EV industry for over five years and uses their own power supply in the DC quick charger.

“By using our core technology in the design of our EV charging stations, we were able to leverage our power electronics expertise to guarantee the product will meet Fuji Electric’s quality standards,” said Phil Charatz, president and CEO of Fuji Electric America. “Bringing production to the US is an important milestone for us, and it reinforces our commitment to the EV industry for many years to come.”

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