As of 1 June 2013, all Honda Fit EV leases are including the Leviton 32 amp, 240 volt (Level 2) electric vehicle charging station. Using the Leviton station, Honda customers can charge their Fit EV in three hours, said Steve Center, Vice President of Environmental Business Development at American Honda Motor Co., Inc.
The Leviton 32 amp charging station utilizes Leviton’s patent pending “plugged-in” design and has been tested to exceed National Electric Code and Underwriters Laboratory (UL) standards. Also, it provides safety devices including a watertight enclosure with NEMA 4 rating and proprietary GFCI technology. It is backed by an industry leading product warranty, and lifetime telephone support.
To obtain the new Leviton charging station, new Honda Fit EV customers need only contact their local dealership to arrange delivery. The charging station has been tested and verified by Honda in both the USA and Japan for use with the Fit EV.
In addition to the 32 amp charger, customers will also receive a proprietary installation kit that, once installed, enables them to remove and re-install the electric vehicle charging station without any special tools. This modularity enables customers to easily take their charging station with them in case they move.
Installation services are optionally available through Leviton at the customer’s expense—only the charging station hardware is provided as part of the lease agreement.