MELVILLE, N.Y., April 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Leviton has been awarded a $1 million grant to install electric vehicle charging stations across the state of New York in an effort to support Governor Andrew M. Cuomo's "Charge NY" initiative.
Utilizing the company's Evr-Green™ Dual Port Level 2 Charging Stations, Leviton will help enable electric vehicle charging at various workplaces throughout Upstate New York, New York City and Long Island.
"Leviton is thrilled to expand our electric vehicle charging station presence and encourage sustainable fuel solutions in Long Island and throughout New York State," said Michael Mattei, Vice President and General Manager for the Leviton Commercial and Industrial Business Unit. "We look forward to helping local businesses and communities by working with the State of New York to deploy our industry-leading electric vehicle charging stations to promote the benefits and expanded usage of electric vehicles."
Designed and engineered in the United States, the Leviton charging stations enable fast charging of any SAE J1772™ compatible electric vehicle. Leviton's Evr-Green Charging Stations offer high reliability, plug-in electric vehicle charging that drivers prefer. The easy-to-use stations provide multiple power options, integrating aesthetics and ergonomics with sturdy construction – ideal for commercial applications.
The total $3.6 million project is funded by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) and the New York Power Authority (NYPA). Through the Charge NY initiative, Governor Cuomo hopes to create a network of 3,000 public and workplace charging stations across the state over the next five years and encourage more electric vehicles on the road.
For more information on Leviton's line of electric vehicle charging products, visit www.leviton.com/evrgreen.
About Leviton Electric Vehicle Charging Equipment
Leviton's commitment to help create a sustainable environment is further demonstrated in our new line of electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE) and support services. Our Evr-green™ line of electrical vehicle supply equipment (EVSE) is compliant with all industry standards, meets the most stringent safety requirements, and is compatible with all major auto manufacturers' electric vehicles (SAE J1772™ compliant). Learn more at www.evrgreeninfo.com.
Leviton is the smart choice, providing the most comprehensive range of solutions to meet the needs of today's residential, commercial and industrial buildings. Leveraging more than a century of experience, Leviton helps customers create sustainable, intelligent environments through its electrical wiring devices, network and data center connectivity solutions, and lighting energy management systems. From switches and receptacles, to daylight harvesting controls, networking systems, and equipment for charging electric vehicles, Leviton solutions help customers achieve savings in energy, time and cost, all while enhancing safety. For more information, visit www.leviton.com, http://www.facebook.com/leviton, http://twitter.com/leviton or http://www.youtube.com/Levitonmfg.