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Published on June 25th, 2011 | by Jo Borrás

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Charge Your EV at Home – Now For Under $1000

June 25th, 2011 by  
 

Limited access to fast charging stations is holding back the widespread acceptance of EVs, but even some of the braver “early adopters” are being turned away if they don’t have home-charging stations … which can be pretty pricey!  Last week, though, California-based electronics firm ClipperCreek made getting a home charging station a little easier by introducing the compact, LCS-25 home-charging system for pure-electric and plug-in hybrid cars … for less than $1000.

“We’ve made great strides in reducing the footprint and the burden on the customer’s pocketbook,” explains Jason France, CEO of ClipperCreek. “The (wall-mounted) LCS-25 should install in just an hour or two, and eliminates the overly complicated installations we have been seeing in the market.”

ClipperCreek’s official press materials claims the “Made-in-the-USA” (quote-marks mine) LCS-25 is “safety listed” (?) and is SAE-approved for use in the full roster of usual suspects: Chevy’s Volt, Nissan’s Leaf, and Toyota’s Plug-in Prius.  The company seems like it’s ready to deliver chargers as soon as your checks clear. Check it out for yourself, below.

ClipperCreek Introduces Its Low Cost LCS-25 for Residential Charging, Dramatically Reduces Installation Cost

AUBURN, Calif. (BUSINESS WIRE) ClipperCreek, Inc. announced today the introduction of its LCS-25 – a compact, high power, residential charge station priced at just $995. The LCS-25 sets a new standard for small size and even smaller installation cost.

“The LCS-25 should install in just an hour or two and eliminates the overly complicated installations we have been seeing in the market.”

“We have made great strides in reducing the footprint and the burden on the customer’s pocket book.” said Jason France, ClipperCreek’s CEO. “The LCS-25 should install in just an hour or two and eliminates the overly complicated installations we have been seeing in the market.”

The LCS-25 is delivered with a flexible conduit that is easily wired into an existing junction box. The tough but small enclosure is mounted with just four screws. The LCS-25 measures in at 11″ x 4″ x 3″ and incorporates a cable hanger making this model the industry’s most discreet and attractive option.

The LCS-25 is built with no compromise in safety or reliability. The LCS-25 is safety listed, meets the new SAE standard and is approved for use by all electric vehicles coming to market including the Chevy Volt, Nissan Leaf, and the Wheego LiFe.

SourceClipperCreek, via Autoblog.


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