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USA: viton Supplies One of the First Commercial Electric Car Charging Stations in New Jersey at the IEEE Operations Center in Piscataway

IEEE employees can now recharge electric vehicles at work
MELVILLE, N.Y., Aug. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Leviton, a leading global manufacturer of electrical devices, unveiled one of the first commercial electric vehicle charging stations in central New Jersey at the IEEE operations center in Piscataway during a ribbon cutting ceremony earlier today. The Leviton Evr-Green™ Level 2 Commercial Charging Station, donated by Graybar, provides IEEE employees who own electric vehicles a convenient location to recharge for free while at work. IEEE is the world’s largest technical professional association advancing technology for humanity, with 400,000 members worldwide.

“Leviton’s relationship with IEEE is a major step in the right direction to help promote the further adoption and expansion of electric vehicle usage,” explained Mike Mattei, Vice President and General Manager for Leviton’s Commercial and Industrial Division. “At Leviton, we aim to create commercial electric power delivery solutions that are easy-to-use, and the Evr-Green electric vehicle charging products continue that tradition.”

Designed to meet the needs of customers and employees at organizations such as IEEE, Leviton’s Evr-Green Commercial Charging Stations are easy to use and highly reliable. Power is delivered through a single output that provides 7.2kW (208/ 240 V @ 30 A) Level 2 charging which is delivered via a standard SAE J1772™ connector and 18-foot cable.

Running through the ChargePoint network, the largest network of electric vehicle charging stations in the world, Leviton’s Evr-Green Commercial Charging Stations provide 24/7 driver support through a toll-free number, real-time reporting of station activity, station monitoring and access restriction to ensure only IEEE employees utilize the equipment. To access the station, employees use a ChargePass™ Card or call ChargePoint’s toll-free customer service number located on the charging station’s screen. Using the ChargePass Card to establish access ensures IEEE’s charging station is only available for authorized employees.

Leviton’s Evr-Green Commercial Charging Stations are available for immediate delivery from Graybar, a leading distributor of high quality electrical, communications and data networking products and related services. The Evr-Green charging stations are listed to UL 2594, and comply with all industry standards, including the current National Electrical Code®. They have been specifically developed to meet stringent automotive quality, product development and testing requirements.

About Leviton

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. To request more information about Leviton’s Evr-Green portfolio, please visit www.leviton.com.

About IEEE

IEEE, the world’s largest technical professional association, is dedicated to advancing technology for the benefit of humanity. Through its highly cited publications, conferences, technology standards, and professional and educational activities, IEEE is the trusted voice on a wide variety of areas ranging from aerospace systems, computers and telecommunications to biomedical engineering, electric power and consumer electronics. Learn more at http://www.ieee.org.

About Graybar

Graybar, a Fortune 500 corporation and one of the largest employee-owned companies in North America, is a leader in the distribution of high quality electrical, communications and data networking products, and specializes in related supply chain management and logistics services. Through its network of nearly 240 North American distribution facilities, it stocks and sells products from thousands of manufacturers, helping its customers power, network and secure their facilities with speed, intelligence and efficiency. For more information, visit www.graybar.com or call 1-800-GRAYBAR.

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

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