Portugal-based Efacec has secured ETL certification for the new SAE Combo fast charging standard, which will provide charging services for electric plug-in vehicles across America and Europe.
Efacec noted that the QC50 Fast Chargers has the capacity to charge gasoline-free plug-in vehicles in under 30 minutes, compared with Level 1 and Level 2 AC chargers.
According to the company, its chargers are now certified for US and European-produced electric cars, while it has already received certification for fast-charging Japanese cars, including Nissan and Mitsubishi that use the CHAdeMO system.
Commenting on the certification, Efacec North America chief operating officer Jorge Guerra said that the company is now the first DC Fast Charger manufacturer to obtain ETL certification for the SAE Combo DC Fast Charge standard and the new combo fast charger can now serve both systems.
Meanwhile, BMW and Volkswagen have outlined plans to launch vehicles in 2014 that will accept EV Chargers with SAE Combo.