Fuji Electric Begins U.S. Production of EV Charging Stations

  Fuji Electric Begins U.S. Production of EV Charging Stations

Manufacturer’s UL-Certified DC Quick Chargers for Electric Vehicles to be Made
                                in California

Business Wire

EDISON, N.J. -- March 26, 2013

Fuji Electric Corp. of America has announced that U.S. production of their
UL-Certified DC Quick Chargers for Electric Vehicles has commenced, with the
first production units shipping out of Milpitas, CA by late-March. The
manufacturer’s 4^th Generation 25kW DC Quick Charger features a slimmer design
than previous versions, making it an ideal choice for a wide variety of
commercial applications.

Fuji Electric's newly designed 4th Generation 25kW DC Quick Charger, now being
produced and shipped ...

Fuji Electric's newly designed 4th Generation 25kW DC Quick Charger, now being
produced and shipped out of Milpitas, CA. 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)

“Since entering the U.S. EV market in March 2012, we have been working
diligently to begin local production of our DC Quick Chargers in order to
better serve our customers,” said Larry Butkovich, Fuji Electric’s General
Manager of EV Systems. “We are now able to offer faster delivery on orders,
and respond to evolving market demands and design requirements with greater
ease.”

The sleek DC Quick Charger is built to the CHAdeMO specification and allows EV
owners to charge their electric vehicles in under an hour. With over 350 units
deployed worldwide, Fuji Electric has been an international market player in
the EV industry for over five years and uses their own power supply in the DC
Quick Charger.

“By using our core technology in the design of our EV charging stations, we
were able to leverage our power electronics expertise to guarantee the product
will meet Fuji Electric’s quality standards,” said Phil Charatz, President and
CEO of Fuji Electric America. “Bringing production to the U.S. is an important
milestone for us, and it reinforces our commitment to the EV industry for many
years to come.”

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, power supply, and power generation
equipment to AC drives and electric vehicle charging stations. For more
information please visit www.americas.fujielectric.com or follow us on Twitter
@FujiElectricFEA.

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Contact:

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