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Leviton selected by Honda to provide charging stations for Honda Fit EV

As Honda Fit EV returns to manufacturing electric cars, the company selects electric equipment company Leviton as the preferred supplier for electric vehicle charging stations not only for the Fit EV, but for the Honda Accord Plug-In Hybrid Sedan due in 2014.

Honda has announced selection of Leviton as the preferred provider for charging stations (EVSE's) for the companies upcoming Honda Fit EV and the Honda Accord Plug-In Hybrid Sedan. Leviton is a large manufacturer of electrical wiring systems that has a well-developed range of electric car charging station products.

Honda has a pair of electrified cars coming soon. The first is the Honda Fit EV, based on the Honda Fit, which delivers a 123 city/95 highway mile range (estimated) and a 6.6 kW onboard charger allowing full recharges in as little as three hours. The 2013 Honda Fit EV is due for delivery beginning this summer under a very limited production. The second is the Honda Accord Plug-In Hybrid Sedan due next winter, which will have up to 15 miles of driving range per charge.

Honda joins Ford in selecting Leviton as the preferred electric car charging station provider. The company offers four charging stations meant for residential use, as well as other charging station equipment like wiring kits, and charging stations meant for commercial use. A couple weeks ago Leviton unveiled a new charging station capable of charge rates up to 32 amps at 240 volts AC (7.7 kW output). The Evr-Green 320 Level 2 Home Charging Station can 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.

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