Lear Voltec Charging Station Certified by Intertek

The launch of the Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid in the last weeks of last year brought with it the start of a new type of refueling, if it can be called that. Available on the market complete with a charging station, the Volt has however attracted the attention of several parts and energy suppliers, who plan to tap into the potential of the new market.

Lear, one of the biggest suppliers in the industry, is planning to launch the Voltec electric charging station and portable charging cordset to GM, to be used by the car maker as the life line for the car.

The system, which can be installed for at-home charging of the vehicle (the cord itself is carried inside the Chevrolet Volt and can be used with pretty much all existing stations), received this week the much-needed Intertek certification, which means that both the station and the cord meet the US and Canadian electrical product safety standards.

"Intertek has been deeply committed to the Chevy Volt electric charging station and portable charging cordset ,” said Gregg Tiemann, Intertek’s CEO. “From the outset we worked in close collaboration with the Lear team to ensure that the charging systems moved through the product safety and certification process like clockwork to facilitate on-time market introduction of a compliant product to North American code requirements.”

“Product safety organizations have key responsibilities to consumers and manufacturers: to independently evaluate product-safety compliance, and work with commercial customers to meet time-to-market schedules for these high-demand products.”
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