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Mitsubishi Electric and Mitsubishi Motors Debut Solar-Powered Vehicle Charging Station

Fri, 07/08/2011 - 12:20pm
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Mitsubishi Electric & Electronics USA, Inc. (Mitsubishi Electric) and Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc. (MMNA) debuted a solar-powered charging station for electric vehicles at the MMNA headquarters in Cypress, California. This charging facility, the first of its kind in Cypress, is said to symbolize MMNA’s commitment to electric vehicle readiness, and will help kick off the preparations as certified Mitsubishi dealers become EV-ready in anticipation of the scheduled launch date of Mitsubishi i for each state. The charging station is powered by 96, 175W photovoltaic modules from Mitsubishi Electric. This charging station will help support CHAdeMO compatible electric vehicles such as the Mitsubishi i, which will arrive in showrooms in November of this year.

Able to charge up to four vehicles at once, the station features three types of chargers with different voltages: standard level 1 voltage (110V) will deliver a 100 percent charge in 22 hours on the new Mitsubishi i; level 2 (220V) which can charge the vehicle in six hours; and level 3 CHAdeMO Quick Charger, which can charge to 80 percent battery capacity in 25 minutes.

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