Posts Tagged: Fuji Electric

Pushing the power limits: Fuji Electric on the new requirements of power electronics

With each passing model year, the requirements demanded of automotive power electronics increase. Market forces are pushing Insulated Gate Bipolar Transistor (IGBT) modules towards lighter, smaller, more powerful and more reliable technology. These switching devices are what power an EV or hybrid inverter, and with increasingly stringent emissions requirements, automakers are looking for more innovative… Read more »

DC fast charger going in at famous Hippodrome parking garage near Times Square

Fuji Electric will install one of its 25 kW DC Quick Chargers at the high-visibility Hippodrome parking garage near Times Square. The new public charger, a member of the ChargePoint network, is one of 13 stations installed under the Nissan Advantage program. Green Power Technology, Fuji Electric’s distributor in the Northeast, will install and maintain… Read more »

Financing fast chargers: Q&A with Fuji Electric’s Larry Butkovich

In March 2012, Fuji Electric Corporation of America announced plans to begin selling its DC fast charging stations in the US. At that time, the company had already deployed over 300 of its chargers in other markets around the world. The company’s international experience gave it practical insight into the challenges of the EV charging… Read more »

Fuji Electric introduces zero-down, zero-interest financing for DC fast chargers

Fuji Electric has long been focused on making DC fast charging more affordable, and argues that its 25 kW chargers offer the best blend of affordability and functionality. “50 kW chargers provide a complete charge faster than a 25 kW charger can,” said General Manager Larry Butkovich, “but, contrary to popular belief, the charging time… Read more »

ChargePoint installs its first DC quick charger at California hotel

ChargePoint, a network of independently owned charging stations that operates in 14 countries, has opened its first publicly available DC fast charging station at the Residence Inn by Marriott in San Juan Capistrano, California, just off Interstate 5. The Fuji Electric 25 kW, CHAdeMO-compliant charger is owned and operated by EVoasis. “The collaboration with Fuji… Read more »

A case for 25 kW DC Quick Chargers

Industry Opinion: Larry Butkovich is the General Manager of EV Systems at Fuji Electric Corp. of America – a manufacturer of 25 kW DC Quick Chargers. Retail store owners, fleet managers, and government officials are currently faced with the dilemma of selecting charging stations for their sites, and are often overwhelmed by all of the… Read more »

The state of EV charging: more questions than answers

As you may have guessed, we at Charged believe that electricity is the best way to power our vehicles in the post-fossil fuel era. Compared to other contending technologies (biofuels, natural gas, hydrogen), electricity is the most efficient, and our best shot to be truly sustainable. However, there’s a much more immediate reason why automakers… Read more »

Fuji Electric brings DC quick charging to New Jersey

As Fuji Electric continues the expansion of its EV Charger business from overseas to the domestic market here in the US, they celebrated the official launch of their DC Quick Charger launch by hosting an EV Event at their Corporate Headquarters in Edison, NJ on March 14th.  With attendees from local utilities, installation and integration… Read more »