Launch of Electric Vehicle Charger Program

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By PowerOptions Team

ENFIELD (CT), August 27 – PowerOptions, New England’s largest energy buying consortium which provides electricity cost savings for municipalities and nonprofits in Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island, announced the launch of its Electric Vehicle Charger Program. The new Program will offer a discount price to its hundreds of municipal and non-profit members.

As part of the program, PowerOptions selected two vendors and announced the launch during an event with one of the vendors, EVSE, LLC, an Enfield (CT)-based manufacturer of charging stations. PowerOptions will offer charging stations built and serviced by EVSE as well as ChargePoint stations.

The event included Enfield, Connecticut Mayor Michael Ludwick as well as a number of state elected officials.

“This partnership between PowerOptions and EVSE will help nonprofits and municipalities meet their sustainability goals, while also supporting a local, Enfield, Connecticut-based manufacturer that employs people right here in our community.” said Mayor Ludwick.

EVSE designs and manufactures electric car charging stations and charging support equipment for a national client base from its Enfield headquarters—its 44,000 square foot factory is capable of producing a minimum of 600 charging stations each month, and since 2009 EVSE has had more than 2,000 of its charging ports installed nationwide, including Yale University and the University of Connecticut.

EVSE, LLC, which with its parent company Control Module Inc. (also of Enfield) employs 50 people in Enfield, was chosen by PowerOptions through an RFP process. Eight companies bid to win the contract, and PowerOptions selected two to provide electric vehicle charging equipment and services to its members. The other provider is Kansas-based LilyPad EV, which supplies ChargePoint stations.

“We wanted a high-quality local company to be able to service our non-profit and municipal members in Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island, and that is exactly what we found in EVSE,” Cynthia Arcate, President and CEO of PowerOptions, said today. “EVSE charging stations are modular in design, providing significant flexibility for customization, to meet our members’ specific needs.”

“We are excited about working with PowerOptions and its 400-plus members, to help us reach a broader client base,” said Daniel Shanahan, EVSE LLC Director of Sales and Marketing. “As more and more organizations are making the move to electrify their fleets and meet their constituents EV needs, we are here to provide solutions that help them achieve their goals.”

About PowerOptions

Since 1998, PowerOptions has delivered more than $2 billion in energy while pursuing its mission of saving nonprofits and public entities time and money on energy. With offices in Boston and Rocky Hill, PowerOptions is a nonprofit energy buying consortium that delivers cost savings and predictability to nonprofits and the public sector in Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island. Offering programs for electric supply, natural gas supply and solar to more than 400 members, our collective strength yields optimal pricing and stability for our entire membership of organizations both large and small. Go to www.poweroptions.org for more information.   

About EVSE LLC

EVSE LLC designs and manufactures electric car charging stations and charging support equipment in the United States at its headquarters in Enfield, Connecticut. With a full line of electric vehicle charging stations, networking options and support equipment, we create residential and public EV charging solutions that adapt to your operations. Our dedicated production and support team has been committed to excellence for over four decades, and our patent-pending automatic cable management system provides ADA-compliant electric vehicle charger access with a revolutionary design unmatched by other EV charger manufacturers. EVSE LLC is a division of Control Module Inc. Founded in 1969, CMI has developed innovative products that are used worldwide for automated data collection and workforce management, fleet management, vehicle electrification and electric vehicle supply. Along with its founder, James Bianco, the company holds more than 100 patents.

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