Leviton announced that it's "been selected as the sole supplier of Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) by Pacific Lighting Management for the Department of General Services (DGS) California Program Award. As the approved supplier, Leviton will provide EVSE for local government agencies across the state of California."
For Leviton, this is a big deal. Here's why:
"On December 29, 2013, an Executive Order issued by California Governor Jerry Brown established a target of 1.5 million zero-emission vehicles on the road in California by 2025. As part of this objective, the Department of General Services awarded Pacific Lighting Mgmt. Inc. (1-14-61-13B) a program to provide EVSE for local governmental agencies."
"Through a four-month process of extensive and strict price, product qualification and past-performance evaluation, Pacific Lighting was awarded a Mandatory CA Statewide Contract with the CA- Dept. General Services for all CA-State Agencies to obtain, install, maintain and repair Electric Vehicle Charging equipment. The contract is also available to local governments, schools or other public entities."
So, basically Leviton becomes the supplier of all EVSE for local governments, schools, public entities throughout the state of California.
Tim Hatamian, Chief Financial Officer of Pacific Lighting, stated:
“We are pleased to partner with Leviton to offer charging stations and pedestals for this statewide program, so electric vehicle owners can utilize the expandable monitoring/payment options and full-spectrum of leading EVSE solutions for all levels of need. Leviton was the clear choice for us as their EVSE equipment is renowned for its quality and safety along with being the only brand sanctioned by Ford, Kia, Honda and Toyota.”
Manoj Karwa, Senior Director of EVSE Programs for Leviton’s Commercial and Industrial Business Unit, remarked:
“Pacific Lighting has offered a great partnership to enable California government locations electric vehicle charging infrastructure. We value the partnership and the opportunity to build a charging infrastructure throughout California.”
Leviton prides itself on its "complete Evr-Green line of EVSE," saying that all units are "designed and engineered in the United States."
Lastly, Leviton states that it's the "only EVSE provider to offer a 7.7KW electric vehicle charging station..."