MELVILLE, N.Y., Sept. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Leviton, a leading global manufacturer of electrical wiring devices, announced today that a 16-amp, Level 2 (240V) home charging station for the 2012 Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid vehicle will be available in early October. With installation packages starting at $999, Toyota customers can purchase the charging station and arrange for home installation through a Leviton-certified electrical contractor by visiting leviton.com/Toyota or calling 1-855-5-PLUGIN.
The Level 2 (240V) home charging station from Leviton decreases the required charging time for the Toyota 2012 Prius Plug-in to approximately 1.5 hours compared to approximately 3 hours using the factory-provided 120V cord set. The charging station can be cord connected or hardwired, has a small footprint and requires a minimum amount of wall space for installation. Built off of Leviton's existing line of Electrical Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) products, the Level 2 (240V) home charging station gives Toyota customers a reliable and easy-to-use solution when charging their Prius Plug-in.
"With the Prius Plug-in coming to market in early 2012, there is a lot of excitement around the adoption of electrified vehicles," said Michael Mattei, Vice President and General Manager for Leviton's Commercial and Industrial Business Unit. "The EVSE from Leviton offers Toyota customers a convenient, fast charging experience and an intuitive design, all at a very affordable price."
"Leviton has simplified the process of ordering a home charging station and arranging installation for Toyota customers," said Rick LoFaso, Toyota Corporate Manager, Marketing for Passenger Cars. "The Leviton product will provide Toyota customers with top of the line charging equipment along with dependable customer service and value."
Leviton's home charging station complies with all current industry standards, including the current National Electrical Code®. Assembled in the United States, the product has been specifically developed to meet stringent automotive quality, product development and testing.
Leviton is a global leader in electrical wiring devices, network and data center connectivity solutions and lighting energy management systems. Leviton was founded at the turn of the 20th century, and has grown to become a preeminent leader in the industry. Today, Leviton's product portfolio consists of more than 25,000 devices and systems used in homes, businesses and industry. Nine out of ten homes throughout North America use products made by Leviton. Builders, electrical contractors and other industry professionals rank Leviton products #1 in brand preference. Leviton products are the smart choice for smart professionals. To request more information about Leviton's Evr-Green portfolio, please visit http://www.evrgreeninfo.com. For Leviton’s latest news and product information visit www.leviton.com, www.facebook.com/leviton, www.twitter.com/levitonmfg or www.youtube.com/levitonmfg.
About Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc.
Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc. is the marketing, sales, distribution and customer service arm of Toyota, Lexus and Scion. Established in 1957, TMS markets products and services through a network of nearly 1,500 Toyota, Lexus and Scion dealers which sold more than 1.76 million vehicles in 2010. Toyota directly employs nearly 30,000 people in the U.S. and its investment here is currently valued at more than $18 billion. For more information about Toyota, visit www.toyota.com, www.lexus.com, www.scion.com or www.toyotanewsroom.com.