Electric Vehicles

GE Energy Partners With Lowe's to Provide EV Chargers

July 19, 2011


RALEIGH, NC -- GE Energy Industrial Solutions and Lowe's said they will partner to offer the GE WattStation wall-mount electric vehicle (EV) charging station.

Lowe’s will introduce the GE WattStation at five stores in California in August and later increase availability to 60 total stores in September. The GE WattStation will also be available nationwide on Lowes.com in September.

“The innovative GE WattStation offers Lowe’s customers one of the electric vehicle industry’s first rapid-charging solutions for use in homes and commercial businesses,” said Tom Dillon, Lowe’s merchandising vice president. “Durable, easy to use and sleek, this product will help transform the future of personal transportation, making an electric vehicle easily adaptable for everyday use.”

Lowe’s installed a GE DuraStation EV charging station for use at its headquarters in Mooresville, N.C., and will also install commercial GE WattStations at select stores for public use. The GE WattStation is manufactured at a GE facility in Mebane, N.C.

The GE WattStation, a Level 2 charger, fully charges an electric car in just four to eight hours compared with standard overnight charging that can take as much as 12 to 14 hours. The wall-mount unit can be installed in an EV user’s garage or outdoors, and it operates on a 208-240VAC circuit. The design of the GE WattStation is NEMA 3R-rated to resist rain, sleet and even ice.

The compact wall-mounted GE WattStation measures 24 inches tall, 16 inches wide and 6 inches deep. It 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 offers a portfolio of product solutions – including GE WattStation, circuit-protection equipment and transformers – that touch every part of the electric-vehicle infrastructure development. 

For more information, visit www.geelectrical.com/ev.


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