Waukegan, Illinois (August 28, 2013) –Telefonix Inc. announced today that their Level 1 electric vehicle charging station called the L1 PowerPost passed UL testing and is now UL listed. Telefonix announced that they are now manufacturing the product and filling orders from their plant in Waukegan, Illinois. This announcement coincides with the first shipment of L1 PowerPost charging stations to the Denver International Airport.
“We have seen an increase in the number of customers who drive electric vehicles to the airport and plug them into existing electrical outlets in the garages,” said Kim Day, Denver’s Manager of Aviation. “These new charging stations are more convenient, safer and designed to work specifically with electric and plug-in vehicles. The airport continues to evolve to meet the needs of our customers and support the city’s Greenprint Denver sustainability initiative.”
Allen Will, Director of Business Development and Programs for Telefonix Inc. commented, “This is one of the first major public installations of commercial Level 1 electric vehicle charging in the United States, and I can’t think of a better place than at Denver International Airport – which already has a reputation as being one of the greenest airports in the world. This project will set a new standard for airports that want to provide the best possible customer experience for drivers of plug-in electric vehicles.”
The L1 PowerPost is specifically designed for parking areas where vehicles park for several hours. Locations that are prime targets to enjoy the benefits of Level 1 electric vehicle charging include workplaces, airports, hotels, train stations and schools. Denver International Airport selected Level 1 charging stations because they are efficient, inexpensive, cost less to install and will meet the needs of airport customers. The stations will provide a full charge to most plug-in vehicles in about eight hours, while the average customer at DIA parks for 1.4 days
Telefonix has been an aerospace leader in electric cord reel technology for nearly 25 years. Now entering the EVSE marketplace, Telefonix’ L1 Power Post™ is the first commercial Level 1 EV Charging Station specifically designed for locations where Electric Vehicles park for extended periods of time. Features include a simple and attractive design, low unit costs centered upon 120V/16A specifications, proven Telefonix retractable cord reel technology, and the ability to apply unique, custom graphics.
Photograph provided courtesy of Denver International Airport