Audiovox Electronics at the SEMA show last week, announced its presence in a new category, electric vehicle charging stations that are sold by expediters and car dealers that may be installed by the InstallerNet network of installers.
Car dealers may sell Audiovox’s new Electric Vehicle charging station and then point the consumer to an InstallerNet dealer to complete the installation.
Electric Vehicles (EV) and Plug-in Hybrid vehicles represent a rapidly growing market with projections of more than a million vehicles by 2017 and an astounding 10 million by 2020 according to a variety of research surveys on the market. Most of these vehicles come with a 110 volt, level 1 charging station that plugs into standard wall receptacles. But many of these are slow, taking over 20 hours to charge, leaving consumers looking for other options.
Audiovox has partnered with Schneider Electric, a global leader in energy efficiency solutions, to deliver a turnkey solution that is 5 times faster than the standard charger. This 30AMP charging station includes the EVlink charging hardware, installation and extended warranty.
“We believe this untapped market will represent significant additional sales and profits to our car dealer partners and believe it will grow in step with the projected electric vehicle market,” said Audiovox Electronics President Tom Malone.
The EVlink charger can be mounted in the garage on a stud, drywall or masonry wall. The system works with virtually any electric vehicle.
Audiovox is providing an extended 60 month warranty with a certified installation. Units sold without the certified installation will carry a 24 month warranty.
For information on EVlink, please visit: http://www.adventproducts.com.