Waukegan, Illinois (June 24, 2015) Konnectronix® Inc., a leading developer of cord reel technology and manufacturer of PowerPost® commercial electric vehicle charging stations (EVSEs), announces the installation of six Level 2 PowerPost commercial electric vehicle charging stations at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.
MD Anderson works every day to educate the public about cancer prevention and to help those impacted by cancer. In addition to fighting cancer, MD Anderson is now working to help improve the environment by offering workplace electric vehicle (EV) charging to employees at their Texas facility.
“As our mission is to eliminate cancer in Texas, the nation and the world, we looked beyond our walls and to the environment at large,” says Bill Donovan, Manager, Parking and Transportation for MD Anderson. “Electric vehicles help reduce emissions and improve air quality, and we wanted to encourage their proliferation by offering EV charging stations at our center.”
After investigating all of the equipment choices and methods of workplace charging, MD Anderson chose the Konnectronix PowerPost EVSE. While offering charging as a perk for their employees, they found no need for networking technologies and contracts that can increase the initial and ongoing cost of offering charging at work. They also took advantage of the opportunity to apply their branding on the chargers.
To further explore the environmental impact of fossil fuels, Konnectronix offers a comparison of CO2 emissions with two similar vehicles: the Ford Focus Electric and a conventional gasoline 2.0L Ford Focus on their website here: http://www.l1powerpost.com/blogging/. When using 100% coal-generated power, it was concluded that total CO2 emissions from the Ford Focus Electric will be 31% less than the conventional 2.0L Focus. When using power plant U.S. Fleet Average emissions, the numbers jumped in favor of electric vehicles by a factor of more than 2.
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston ranks as one of the world's most respected centers focused on cancer patient care, research, education and prevention. MD Anderson is one of only 41 comprehensive cancer centers designated by the National Cancer Institute (NCI). For the past 25 years, MD Anderson has ranked as one of the nation's top two cancer centers in U.S. News & World Report's annual "Best Hospitals" survey. MD Anderson receives a cancer center support grant from the NCI of the National Institutes of Health (P30 CA016672).
The Konnectronix PowerPost electric vehicle charging station product line is focused on low current solutions for commercial parking lots or garages where cars are parked for two or more hours. The L1 PowerPost EVSE led the way as the first commercial Level 1 EV charging station, and the L2 PowerPost EVSE is making an impact on the Level 2 product category as the first low current, commercial Level 2 EV charging station. All PowerPost chargers provide an economical charging solution that also features a retractable cord reel that eliminates the clutter and potential hazards of long cables as well as offering the potential for custom branding. Konnectronix is delivering on electric vehicle charging innovations with a cost of ownership that creates a win-win for both the EV driver and the parking facility.
With over 25 years in business and more than 60 patents issued to date for its cable innovations, Konnectronix is a leader in cord reel technology. In addition to its portfolio of cord reel products, the company also designs and manufactures custom electronics for customers in highly regulated industries. In 2011, the idea to leverage the company’s capabilities to address unmet needs in the electric vehicle charging station market was born. Today, the same proven cord reel technology that flies on more than 80% of long-haul aircraft is designed and incorporated into the PowerPost® commercial low-current electric vehicle charger product line. Based in Waukegan, Illinois, the Konnectronix team is adept at delivering smart solutions to market. With a staff of highly skilled engineers, project managers, manufacturing experts and more, the Konnectronix team delivers the quality product you expect and service you need for success.