MEDIA ADVISORY: UCF’s First Electric Vehicle Fast Charging Station Opens in Cocoa ­— Grand Opening and Ride & Drive Announced

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

WHAT:
UCF’s Florida Solar Energy Center (FSEC) will have a Grand Opening for its new Electric Vehicle charging station. A Ride and Drive of the all-electric Nissan LEAF will be offered, and a variety of electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles will be on display, including the Cadillac ELR and Chevy Volt.

WHEN:
Friday, March 20, 2015

11:00 a.m. – Ribbon cutting
11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. – Ride & Drive, Nissan LEAF

WHERE:
Florida Solar Energy Center
1679 Clearlake Road, Cocoa, FL 32922
(321) 638-1000

BACKGROUND:
Working with NovaCharge, Nissan North America donated the Direct Current Fast Charger (DCFC) to UCF’s FSEC. Located on the Eastern Florida State College Cocoa Campus, FSEC is an ideal location for a DC fast charger since it’s two miles from State Road 528, the “Beachline Expressway”—a main artery connecting the Orlando area and Orlando International Airport to the Space Coast.

The EV charging station includes two standalone chargers:

  • DC Fast Charger with CHAdeMO connector.
    This 50 kW charger can provide about 80 percent battery charge to a Nissan LEAF within 30 minutes.
    Specs: 480V, 3-phase, 60 amps
  • Level 2 Charger with 7 kW dual J1772 connectors.
    This charger takes 3-4 hours to provide a full charge.
    Specs: 208V, single-phase, 30 amps

EDITOR’S NOTE: Representatives from UCF, City of Cocoa, City of Orlando, Nissan North America, Chevrolet, NovaCharge, FPL, and Drive Electric Florida will be in attendance.

CONTACT:
Sherri Shields
Director, Communications
Florida Solar Energy Center (FSEC)
University of Central Florida (UCF)
(321) 638-1019
www.fsec.ucf.edu

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2 thoughts on “MEDIA ADVISORY: UCF’s First Electric Vehicle Fast Charging Station Opens in Cocoa ­— Grand Opening and Ride & Drive Announced

  • March 13, 2015 at 7:18 pm
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    Will this charger charge a Ford Fusion Energi?

  • April 1, 2015 at 3:35 pm
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    It depends on the connector available for the Fusion; I’m not familiar with its specifications. If it has a 240V home charger plug, that should work with the 208-volt Level 2 charger since it has an SAE standard J1772 connector. The DC Fast Charger only accommodates the CHAdeMO connector right now.

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