Electric company Leviton was chosen by Honda Fit EV to supply electric vehicle charging stations for the Honda Fit EV and Honda Accord Plug-In Hybrid Sedan due in 2014.
Leviton is known as a large manufacturer of electrical wiring systems that has a well-developed range of electric car charging station products. Honda has chosen Leviton to supply charging stations for its pair of electrified vehicles coming soon. The first is the 2013 Honda Fit EV, based on the Honda Fit, offering a 123 city/95 highway mile range and a 6.6 kW onboard charger which allows full recharges in three hours. The car will hit the market at the beginning of this summer. The second model is he Honda Accord Plug-In Hybrid Sedan due next winter, which will have up to 15 miles of driving range per charge.
Leviton offers both charging stations meant for residential and commercial use, as well as other charging station equipment like wiring kits. Several weeks ago Leviton unveiled a new charging station capable of charge rates up to 32 amps at 240 volts AC (7.7 kW output), called the Evr-Green 320 Level 2 Home Charging Station. It can be either be hard wired to a distribution panel, or connected to a NEMA 6-50P plug, and has either a 15-foot or 25-foot charging cable.
“Pairing Leviton’s EV charging solutions with Honda’s advanced Fit EV and Accord Plug-In Hybrid Sedan electric vehicles will enable a more convenient and seamless ownership experience for our customers,” said Steven Center, vice president of the Environmental Business Development Office at American Honda.