PLUGLESS L2 System is First Wireless Electric Vehicle Charger to Receive Intertek ETL Certification

  PLUGLESS L2 System is First Wireless Electric Vehicle Charger to Receive
  Intertek ETL Certification

  Joins a prestigious family of products to carry the Intertek certification
                                     mark

Business Wire

DETROIT -- March 24, 2014

Intertek, a leading provider of quality and safety solutions serving a wide
range of industries around the world, today announces that the PLUGLESS L2
System manufactured by Evatran is the first wireless electric vehicle (EV)
charging system to carry the prestigious ETL certification mark.

The PLUGLESS L2 System is currently available for both the Chevrolet Volt and
Nissan Leaf vehicles, and uses inductive power transfer through magnetic
fields to transfer energy from a transmitting coil in the system’s parking
pad, which lies on the garage floor. Using the system’s parking guidance
feature, the driver parks his vehicle above the pad, which converts this
energy into an electrical current that charges the EV. The PLUGLESS System has
been in use with trial partners, including Google, Hertz and Duke Energy, for
more than two years and has logged over 16,000 charging hours without a single
safety incident.

The system charges the EV as quickly as a plug-in Level 2 (240v) station,
which is approximately three hours for the Chevrolet Volt and eight hours for
the Nissan Leaf. The PLUGLESS System allows the driver to continue using all
standard EV charging features such as charge timers and remote status checks,
and even allows the driver to continue plugging-in where wireless charging is
not available.

“Because advanced charging technologies are critical for the evolvement of
electric vehicle refuelling and EV adoption, it is a major achievement for
Intertek to certify the first wireless charging station,” said Tim Hubbard,
Sr. VP of Intertek’s Transportation Technologies Business Line. “Consumers
will see the ETL certification mark on the PLUGLESS L2 System and feel
confident that the product has met the relevant safety standards and will
perform as promised.”

The PLUGLESS L2 System was tested to UL 2594, and CSA C22.2 No. 280-13 the
Standard for Safety for Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment, allowing it to
carry the cETLus mark for the USA and Canada.

Rebecca Hough, Evatran’s CEO and Co-Founder, added, “Safety has always been
the first priority for the PLUGLESS system, so we are proud to have completed
the required testing to carry the ETL mark. With this safety certification, we
are able to offer our customers the most innovative charging system available
with the highest confidence in safety and reliability.”

The history of the ETL Mark began when Thomas Edison founded the first
independent electrical testing laboratory in 1896, soon after to be named
Electrical Testing Laboratory (ETL), to evaluate the quality and safety of his
own inventions. Today, billions of ETL Marks appear on products across North
America as evidence of compliance to product safety standards, including
household appliances, consumer electronics, medical devices, life safety and,
among many others, security products. The ETL Mark has become the premier
product safety mark for global manufacturers concerned with safety and market
entry of innovative technologies, such as Evatran’s PLUGLESS L2 System.

Intertek, a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL) through OSHA, is
one of the world’s largest and fastest growing testing and certification
organizations. With over a century of testing and certification expertise, and
35 years of automotive testing experience, Evatran called on Intertek and its
ETL Mark to ensure the PLUGLESS L2 System meets the most rigorous safety
standards.

For more information on Intertek’s ETL Mark and battery/component testing
services, call 1-800-WORLDLAB (967-5352) or visit the website at
www.intertek.com/battery.

For more information on the PLUGLESS L2 System, visit www.PLUGLESS.com.

About Intertek

Intertek is a leading quality solutions provider to industries worldwide. From
auditing and inspection, to testing, training, advisory, quality assurance and
certification, Intertek adds value for its customers by helping improve the
quality and safety of their products, assets and processes. With a network of
more than 1,000 laboratories and offices and over 36,000 people in more than
100 countries, Intertek supports companies’ success in the global marketplace,
by helping customers to meet end users’ expectations for safety,
sustainability, performance, integrity and desirability in virtually any
market worldwide. Visit www.intertek.com.

About Evatran

The PLUGLESS™ Level 2 EV Charging System, developed by Evatran™, is the first
electric vehicle (EV) charging system on the market to offer customers a
simple way to charge their EVs with the ease of wireless technology. The
Company is currently working with Oak Ridge National Lab on a three-year DOE
grant to integrate high power wireless charging technology into production
electric vehicles. Evatran has signed an installation and distribution
agreement with Bosch Automotive Service Solutions to support the installation
of the PLUGLESS Level 2 EV Charging System nationwide and has installed over
30 trial systems with partners across the country including Google, Duke
Energy, and Hertz. To learn more about PLUGLESS L2 or to reserve a wireless
charging system for your own EV, visitwww.PLUGLESS.com.

Contact:

Intertek
John Clark
Global Marketing Manager, Transportation Technologies
(734) 582-2950
john.g.clark@intertek.com
 
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