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USA: Leviton Expands Electric Car Charging Offerings With New Portable and In-Home Devices

New Level 1 & 2 Electric Car Chargers Available Starting August 1
MELVILLE, N.Y., July 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Leviton, a leading global manufacturer of electrical devices, today announced the expansion of its Evr-Green™ line of residential, commercial and public charging systems with the addition of the 120 Level 1 Portable Charger and 160 Level 2 Home Charging Station. The two devices will be available for purchase by residential and commercial customers beginning August 1, 2011 through Leviton’s distribution channels: e-store, electrical distributors, retail partners and automakers.

The portable Evr-Green 120 Level 1 Charger offers a convenient on-the-go option for electric vehicle owners. The device can be plugged into any standard 15-amp or 20-amp, 125-volt grounded receptacle found in nearly all homes, buildings and public facilities. The 160 Level 2 Home Charging Station provides up to 16 amps at 240 volts AC (3.8kW output). The device will be available in a patent-pending plug-in design and a hardwired version.

“We are delighted to make our industry-leading EV charging solutions available for all our customer segments,” said Mike Mattei, Vice President and General Manager for Leviton’s Commercial and Industrial Division. “We have complete confidence that residential consumers, automakers and electrical industry professionals alike will embrace these superior, competitively priced products.”

The two new chargers as with the entire Evr-Green line comply with all industry standards, including the current National Electrical Code®. Assembled in the United States, they have been specifically developed to meet stringent automotive quality, product development and testing requirements and are compatible with all major automakers’ vehicles (SAE J1772™ compliant).

“We believe consumers want safe and easy to use products from a company that they can trust,” said Manoj Karwa, Director, EVSE Programs for Leviton. “Leviton has designed and developed a wide range of EVSEs, assembled in the U.S., with innovative features.”

Leviton to demonstrate chargers and give away pre-wire systems at Plug-In 2011

Leviton will demonstrate their full line of chargers at the Plug-In 2011 Conference and Exposition in Raleigh, North Carolina during Public Night on July 19 at booth #521.

As an added bonus, Leviton will give a free Evr-Green™ Home Charging Station Pre-Wire System to the first 20 Plug-In 2011 attendees who pre-order an Evr-Green 160 Level 2 charger. The pre-wire system, as well as Leviton’s Level 1 and Level 2 chargers, has received Underwriters Laboratories Inc.® (UL) Listing for Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) in the United States and Canada.

About Leviton

Leviton Manufacturing Company is the largest privately held global provider 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 over 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. To request more information about Leviton’s Evr-Green portfolio, please visit http://www.evrgreeninfo.com.

PR Contact:
Eileen McGlone, Commercial and Industrial Marketing Director
631-812-6132
emcglone@leviton.com

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