Waukegan, Illinois (October 20, 2014) Telefonix®, Inc., a leading developer of cord reel technology and manufacturer of custom electronics, will display the company’s line of PowerPost® commercial electric vehicle (EV) charging stations at the event “Workplace Charging for Electric Vehicles” to be held on October 22, 2014 at Baxter’s global headquarters in Deerfield, Illinois. The PowerPost EVSE product line features the robust, patented Telefonix retractable cord reel incorporated in low-current EV charging stations that are ideal for workplace charging.
The event is co-hosted by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Workplace Charging Challenge, Office of Illinois Governor Pat Quinn, Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, City of Chicago Sustainability Office, Chicago Department of Transportation and the Environmental Law and Policy Center. Baxter is providing lunch and a meeting place for the day. The program includes an introduction to EVs and EV charging, an overview of available resources, including rebates, a panel of Illinois employers that have installed and offer EV charging, the chance to meet manufacturers and installers of EV charging stations and the opportunity to test drive an electric vehicle. The Telefonix display will showcase the company’s commercial Level 1 and Level 2 PowerPost EV charging stations and members of the team will be on hand to discuss cost and energy advantages of low-current workplace charging.
“Because cars spend most of their time at home and at work, we truly believe that workplace charging can have a big impact on the sale of plug-in electric vehicles. I know from my own experience that the ability to plug in at work allows me to do much more with my Nissan Leaf than I would otherwise…especially during winter months. Telefonix applauds the hosting organizations for putting this program together and is happy to participate. The PowerPost EVSE product line offers great low-cost options that will appeal to both EV drivers and facility owners,” said John Hipchen of Telefonix.
Hipchen also noted that the typical daily commute is less than 30 miles, which is a range that can easily be recovered during work hours with low-current charging. Additionally, the coupler height and retractable cord reel in PowerPost EVSEs can help facilities comply with OSHA requirements and the American Disabilities Act (ADA).
“I can’t wait to meet people who are interested in providing EV charging to their employees and visitors. The PowerPost line of EV charging stations offers very effective and cost-efficient solutions,” said Hipchen.
Visit PowerPostEVSE.com for more information about Telefonix and the company’s line of commercial electric vehicle charging stations.
With over 25 years in business and more than 60 patents issued to date for its cable innovations, Telefonix 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 Telefonix team is adept at delivering smart solutions to market. With a staff of highly skilled engineers, project managers, manufacturing experts and more, the Telefonix team delivers the quality product you expect and service you need for success.
The Telefonix PowerPost electric vehicle charging station product line is focused on low current solutions for commercial parking lots or garages where cars are parked for three or more hours. The L1 PowerPost EVSE lead 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. Telefonix 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.