GE’s WattStation* Wall Mount Electric Vehicle Charging Station Electrifies EVs at Home and Business
PLAINVILLE, CONN.—August 2, 2011—Electric vehicle owners, fleet managers, home builders, parking lot owners and municipalities will welcome ordering and purchasing opportunities this August for GE’s (NYSE: GE) fast, easy-to-use, compact electric vehicle (EV) charging solution called GE WattStation Wall Mount.
“The GE WattStation Wall Mount meets EV-charging needs with both modern design and simplicity—delivering a hassle-free experience,” says Chris Bowler, general manager of marketing for GE Energy Industrial Solutions. "Easily installed in a variety of residential settings, such as the home garage, and commercial uses, such as mounted outside in a business parking lot, the GE WattStation Wall Mount works seamlessly within the EV ecosystem and electrical grid.”
The GE WattStation Wall Mount delivers a full-cycle charge to a 24kWh battery in only 4-8 hours, whereas plugging an EV into a standard electrical outlet would require 12-18 hours to provide the same level of charge.
Suitable for both indoor and outdoor installations, the GE WattStation Wall Mount is NEMA 3R rated to resist rain, sleet and even ice. The unit measures only 24 inches tall, 16 inches wide and 6 inches deep. A flexible cord conveniently wraps around the unit to keep it organized and off the ground.
Operating on a 208-240V AC circuit, the GE WattStation Wall Mount can be installed in new or existing construction and can either be hardwired for more permanent installations or plugged into a NEMA 6-50 receptacle for simple removal. GE’s competitive 3-year warranty, offered as a standard feature with the unit, delivers around-the-clock customer support via the time-tested “1-888-GE-RESOLVE” hotline.
In addition to providing ease of installation and versatility in design, the sleek, weather-resistant GE WattStation Wall Mount meets UL and fire safety standards and conserves energy by allowing users to select zero energy consumption when the charger is not in use. With ground fault protection and clearly labeled LED charging and fault status indicators, consumers have a support system that provides added safety and ease of use.
GE offers a portfolio of end-to-end product solutions. Along with a suite of EV chargers that includes the GE DuraStation and WattStation Wall Mount, GE’s circuit protection equipment and transformers touch every part of electric vehicle infrastructure development. This enables GE to lead and support wide-scale electric vehicle adoption.
For more information, please visit http://www.geindustrial.com/EV. Stay connected by following GE on Twitter @GE_WattStation.
* Trademark of General Electric Company
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