Fuji Electric Releases Newly Designed EV Charging Station

  Fuji Electric Releases Newly Designed EV Charging Station

      DC Quick Charger Manufacturer Introduces a Slimmer, Sleeker Model

Business Wire

EDISON, N.J. -- January 24, 2013

Fuji Electric Corporation of America announced today that it will introduce a
new generation of UL-Certified 25kW DC Quick Charging Stations for electric
vehicles, offering a slimmer, sleeker version to suit a wider variety of
applications and site locations. The release will be the fourth generation DC
Quick Charger for the power electronics manufacturer, having launched the
first model overseas in 2008 before entering North America’s EV market in
March 2012.

Fuji Electric's newly designed 4th Generation 25kW DC Quick Charger, available
for sale in North Ame ...

Fuji Electric's newly designed 4th Generation 25kW DC Quick Charger, available
for sale in North America in February 2013. The new model features a slimmer
profile to suit a wider variety of applications, saving space and installation
costs for station owners while providing EV owners with a quick and convenient
public charging solution. (Photo: Business Wire)

“Over the past five years we have remained focused on continually improving
our product to adapt to the evolving needs of EV owners and station owners,”
said Larry Butkovich, General Manager of EV Systems for Fuji Electric Corp. of
America. “We’ve taken proven technology from our other businesses and applied
them in new ways, such as the use of our ultra-reliable power supply and
high-speed MOSFETs in our DC Quick Charger.”

With nearly 90 years of industrial manufacturing experience, Fuji Electric has
emphasized the importance of using heavy duty material in the construction of
its charging station to ensure durability in public locations. The integration
of ChargePoint in the DC Quick Charger offers users the convenience of
locating and reserving available stations via ChargePoint mobile phone
applications for iPhone and Android, while easily managing the cost of
charging.

Two months after introducing a publicly available charging station at
California’s Residence Inn San Juan Capistrano, station data shows a total
distribution of nearly 2 MWh of energy, averaging five users per day. “The
success we’re seeing with the charging station at the Residence Inn has
reaffirmed our belief that the development of DC Quick Charging infrastructure
is critical to the long-term success of the EV industry,” said Phil Charatz,
President and CEO of Fuji Electric Corp. of America. “Fuji Electric will
continue to invest heavily in R&D to manufacture products that will further
enhance the EV owner’s experience and reduce the total cost of ownership for
station owners.”

The UL—Certified charger was recently displayed at the Consumer Electronics
Show in Las Vegas, NV and is compliant with CHAdeMO standards, meeting all
requirements for both small and large-scale installations. The new model will
be available for sale in North America in February 2013.

About Fuji Electric Corp. of America

Fuji Electric Corp. of America is a wholly owned subsidiary of Fuji Electric
Co., Ltd., and has been responsible for sales and distribution of the
company’s products since 1970. Fuji Electric Co., Ltd. has been developing
power electronics equipment since 1923, and is a global leader in industrial
products ranging from semiconductors, photoconductors, and radiation detection
equipment to AC drives and electric vehicle charging stations. For more
information please visit www.americas.fujielectric.com and follow us on
Twitter @FujiElectricFEA.

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Contact:

Media:
Doretta Caprarola
Fuji Electric Marketing Manager
(201) 490-3933
dcaprarola@fecoa.fujielectric.com
or
Larry Butkovich
General Manager of EV Systems
(201) 490-3914
lbutkovich@fecoa.fujielectric.com
 
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