Mitsubishi Motors North America has partnered with Best Buy, an electronics retailer and tech services provider, and power management company Eaton, to help facilitate and enhance electric vehicle (EV) ownership for the automotive consumer by developing EV infrastructure.

For residential EV customers, Best Buy will perform site analysis and install the Level 2 (220V) charging station equipment designed and manufactured by Eaton for Mitsubishi’s ‘i’ powered by MiEV EV.

These 220V (15A) charging stations, which can be installed in a home’s garage, are claimed to provide a complete charge in about seven hours, thereby helping reduce the charging time of Mitsubishi’s lithium-ion battery-powered vehicle by 50% versus a standard 110V electrical outlet.

In addition, Eaton will provide both the electrical infrastructural support and Level 2 chargers to Mitsubishi dealerships, supporting the “i” retail effort.

Best Buy senior director of new business solutions group Chad Bell said that Best Buy is delighted to join Mitsubishi and Eaton to deliver a convenient solution for consumers who may have hesitated to purchase an EV simply because of recharging concerns.