DC / Fast Charging

Level 3 or Fast Charging and can provide 80% of a full charge in fewer than 30 minutes. They are the EV equivalent to the commercial gas station. These units are very expensive and require significant facilities and training. Initially, only trained specialists will be able to operate Level 3 chargers. At this time exact voltage and load specifications for Level 3 charging have not yet been defined. The vehicle must be properly equipped to accept a Level 3 charge.


Plug-In Electric Vehicle Readiness Scorecard

The Plug-In Electric Vehicle Readiness Scorecard helps communities assess their readiness for the arrival of plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) and electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE).

EV Drivers Go Wireless

Wireless charging, or wireless power transfer, is based on inductive power transfer, a concept that goes back to the theories of wireless power transmission proposed by Nicola Tesla in the late 1800s and early 1900s. During wireless charging, electrical energy from a power source is transmitted to an electrical load without using manmade conductors. Instead, […]

EVSE – Embedded Meter Incorporates Communication Protocols

The next generation of residential electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE) will likely have the option for an embedded meter within it. There are multiple requirements driving the need for the embedded meter EVSE. Learn more in this article by Leviton’s Kenneth Brown, Director Engineering, Commercial and Industrial.