Fuji Electric Begins U.S. Production of EV Charging Stations

Manufacturer's UL-Certified DC Quick Chargers for Electric Vehicles to be Made in California

EDISON, N.J.--Fuji Electric Corp. of America has announced that U.S. production of their UL-Certified DC Quick Chargers for Electric Vehicles has commenced, with the first production units shipping out of Milpitas, CA by late-March. The manufacturer's 4th Generation 25kW DC Quick Charger features a slimmer design than previous versions, making it an ideal choice for a wide variety of commercial applications.

"Since entering the U.S. EV market in March 2012, we have been working diligently to begin local production of our DC Quick Chargers in order to better serve our customers," said Larry Butkovich, Fuji Electric's General Manager of EV Systems. "We are now able to offer faster delivery on orders, and respond to evolving market demands and design requirements with greater ease."

The sleek DC Quick Charger is built to the CHAdeMO specification and allows EV owners to charge their electric vehicles in under an hour. With over 350 units deployed worldwide, Fuji Electric has been an international market player in the EV industry for over five years and uses their own power supply in the DC Quick Charger.

"By using our core technology in the design of our EV charging stations, we were able to leverage our power electronics expertise to guarantee the product will meet Fuji Electric's quality standards," said Phil Charatz, President and CEO of Fuji Electric America. "Bringing production to the U.S. is an important milestone for us, and it reinforces our commitment to the EV industry for many years to come."

About Fuji Electric Corp. of America

Fuji Electric Corp. of America is a wholly owned subsidiary of Fuji Electric Co., Ltd., and has been responsible for sales and distribution of the company's products since 1970. Fuji Electric Co., Ltd. has been developing power electronics equipment since 1923, and is a global leader in industrial products ranging from semiconductors, power supply, and power generation equipment to AC drives and electric vehicle charging stations. For more information please visit www.americas.fujielectric.com or follow us on Twitter @FujiElectricFEA.

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