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Fuji Electric introduces public 25 kW DC quick charger on Chargepoint network at Residence Inn in San Juan Capistrano

9 November 2012

Fuji Electric Corporation of America unveiled the first publicly available DC Quick Charger on the ChargePoint network at the Residence Inn by Marriott in San Juan Capistrano, California. Owned and operated by EV-integrator Evoasis, the 25 kW charging station is open to the public and conveniently located along the Interstate-5, offering electric vehicle drivers a quick and easy charging experience.

Providing a full charge for current EVs in approximately 60 minutes, Fuji Electric’s DC Quick Chargers have been installed in hundreds of locations around the world, and the integration with ChargePoint means that drivers can easily access real time station availability and manage charging sessions.

ChargePoint-enabled Fuji Electric stations are included on all ChargePoint mobile phone applications for iPhone and Android. These ChargePoint mobile apps provide an easy way to locate stations near any specified address and get turn-by-turn directions. Additionally, these applications allow drivers to utilize ChargePoint’s station reservation feature. Drivers can locate stations and make, view and cancel a reservation time slot directly from a smart phone. EV drivers can access features including the ability to: help with trip planning, manage the cost of charging, and find and operate public ChargePoint-enabled stations.

The introduction of the Residence Inn unit marks Fuji Electric’s fourth operational DC Quick Charger in the US following its formal entry into the North American market in March 2012. With more than 300 units deployed worldwide, the Tokyo-based electronics manufacturer has opted to focus on 25 kW DC Quick Charging in the US, citing the need to help station owners manage installation and utility costs. Their new charging station will be released in December 2012, and will feature a slimmer design and optimized user interface.

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If you are wondering why 25kW when Chademo supports 50kW, it is to avoid high utility demand charges once you exceed 25kW.. mostly in California I think.

25 kW is not enough to call it 'quick charging'.

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