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Leviton Provides Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) for 2015 Kia Soul EV

Kia selects Leviton’s Evr-Green 320 and 400 charging stations for the Kia Soul EV; the new charging stations will perform in five hours, instead of the usual 24 hours it takes to fully charge.

Leviton’s Evr-Green 320 and 400 charging stations will give Kia Soul EV owners the ability to charge their vehicle in five hours, compared to the 24-hours it takes standard charging stations. Kia recently selected the stations to power its 2015 Kia Soul EV.

The Evr-Green 320 (Level 2, 32 amp, 240 volt) and Evr-Green 400 (Level 2, 40 amp, 240 volt) allow drivers to maximize their charging efficiency and safety. The Evr-Green stations’ “Auto-Restart” feature enables charging to restart if there is a minor fault, preventing a driver from being stranded.

 “Our Evr-Green electric vehicle charging stations not only meet the most stringent industry standards, but also provide a unique ability for Kia Soul EV consumers with the vehicle’s 6.6kW onboard charger,” Manoj Karwa, senior director of EVSE programs for Leviton’s Commercial and Industrial Business Unit, explains.

The charging stations, featuring more robust components and a heavier gauge charging connector wire, will run safer and cooler than the standard. For additional safety, the Evr-Green stations have Ground Fault Circuit Interpreting (GFCI) devices placed into the Charge Circuit Interrupting Device (CCID).

The charging cables also come in a variety of options. The Evr-Green 320 is available in an 18- or 20-foot charging cable, and the Evr-Green 400 always provides a 25-foot charging cable. The unique design of the cable and charging station allow for greater flexibility when determining the charging location, according to Leviton.

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