SOURCE: Efacec USA

Efacec USA

October 25, 2012 11:19 ET

Efacec Showcases Integrated EV Fast Charging Solutions

Firm to Present at Charging Infrastructure Expo 2012

NORCROSS, GA--(Marketwire - Oct 25, 2012) - Efacec USA, Inc. will showcase its latest electric mobility technologies and solutions for the North American market at the upcoming Charging Infrastructure Expo 2012. The free electric vehicle (EV) charging exhibition and conference will be held in the Detroit suburb of Novi, Mich. from November 13 to 15, 2012.

Efacec will showcase its QC50 and QC45 DC fast charging stations, highlighting the new SAE combo standard connector. Efacec will also be showing the most recent developments in its Charger-to-Grid (C2G) implementation, which is designed to turn an impending burden on the grid into a benefit by increasing grid performance and efficiency through energy storage and smart grid applications.

Charging Infrastructure Expo attendees are invited to visit Efacec at booth B334. The exhibition hall's floor plan is available at www.chargingexpo.com/floor-plan.

During the conference, on November 15 at 11:30 a.m., Efacec's Director for Business Development for Transportation in North America, Mario Santos, will make a presentation titled "EV DC Fast Charging: The Road Ahead." His presentation will address the lessons learned in deploying DC fast charging stations in the U.S., the challenges and opportunities offered by the new SAE Combo standard, and finally, an update on the Charger-to-Grid concept.

Group Efacec is a global player in electric mobility:

  • Efacec has the largest number of DC fast chargers installed in the U.S. Twenty-six are installed in the Chicago, Ill., metro area, and one is at the Stanford Shopping Center in Palo Alto, Calif.
  • Efacec's DC Fast Chargers are also operating in other important international projects, including the Turkish Esarj Electric Mobility network.
  • Additionally, the DC Fast Chargers are being used in the development of electric mobility solutions for Masdar City in Abu Dhabi.
  • Group Efacec has also received orders for fast chargers from Spain, England, the Netherlands, Brazil and the Republic of Georgia.

By combining Efacec's global technology with its local manufacturing and testing facilities, Efacec's North American operations are able to offer competitive, best-in-class solutions to the North American market.

About Efacec
Group Efacec, formed in 1948, is a leader in the field of electricity. Based in Portugal, it employs almost 5,000 people in 65 countries. Efacec has been serving U.S. customers since 1998. In 2007, Efacec established its headquarters for North America in Norcross, Ga. Its North American operations include three companies: Efacec USA, Inc., Efacec Power Transformers, Inc., and Efacec Advanced Control Systems, Inc. (ACS). More information is available at www.efacecusa.com.

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