The auto parts supplier and aftermarket equipment firm Webasto is now slated to enter the North American electric vehicle charging technology sector for the first time. It’s offering a suite of Level 2 plug-in electric vehicle charging stations.
Webasto’s new suite of Level 2 electric vehicle (EV) charging products will comprise part of a broader full-service EV charging program — which will include a nationwide professional quality installation and service network.
Part of the new EV charging tech suite — the Level 2 wall-mount charging products — will be on display at the upcoming CES 2018, the company has revealed.
Green Car Congress provides details: “The company will exhibit a range of Level-2 charging stations designed for North America, Europe, and Chinese markets at CES. Compatible with both Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles and Battery Electric Vehicles, these units are designed for home, business and multi-unit dwelling applications. Each are customizable to meet OEM vehicle-specific requirements.
“The company’s wall mounted solution provides up to 50-amp or 12 kW of charging power and can be offered with connectivity and smart home capabilities. The wall mounted solutions with connectivity features comes complete as a UL compliant system with intelligent load management and SAE J1772; IEC 62196 – Type 1 plugs for the North American market.”
So, yet another major auto industry firm is dipping its toes into the plug-in electric vehicle sector. While nothing much notable may end up coming out of Webasto’s shift here, it’s certainly worth keeping an eye on what happens next.
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