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The leading open charging network achieves approval from the California Department of Food and Agriculture for accurate measurement of Level 2 electric vehicle charging

BOWIE, Md. – SemaConnect, leading provider of electric vehicle charging services to the North American residential and commercial property market, announces California Type Evaluation Program (CTEP) certification of the Series 5 and Series 6 EV charging stations. Evaluated and approved by the California Department of Food and Agriculture’s (CDFA) Division of Measurement Standards, the CTEP certifies the accuracy of commercial measuring equipment. SemaConnect is the sixth company to meet the new, rigorous CTEP testing standard.

Beginning in 2021, all new publicly available commercial electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE) and fueling systems (EVFS) in California are required to switch from per-minute to per-kilowatt-hour billing structures. With billing per kWh comes the requirement for accurate measurement of energy transferred, as verified by CDFA and DMS. Commercial EV charging stations must record electrical delivery to the 0.0001 kWh and display pricing, maximum energy transfer, voltage ratings, and temperature limits. SemaConnect first submitted the Series 5 Multifamily and Series 6 Commercial charging stations for approval and met all standards.

“California has set new standards that promote fairness and clarity for EV drivers,” said Mark Pastrone, COO at SemaConnect. “The CTEP certification was added this year, and we are proud to meet this new charging standard. Combined with Open Access Act requirements, California is sending a message that EV charging must be easy-to-use and accurate for drivers. With the new CTEP certification for our two most popular charging stations, we will continue to provide our drivers and customers with the best charging experience in the industry.”     

In addition to CTEP certification, the Series 5 and Series 6 charging stations are ENERGY STAR certified. The Level 2 charging stations feature the J-1772 plug and up to 7.2kW charge for compatibility with all EVs in California. With the OCPP 1.6-certified SemaConnect Network, station owners can control access, set custom pricing, program load management, and view custom reports on usage and sustainability. At publicly available SemaConnect charging stations, EV drivers can start charging with a SemaConnect Pass, SemaConnect app, network.semaconnect.com, automated phone system, and select third-party mobile applications, including PlugShare and ChargeHub. For more information, visit https://semaconnect.com/products/smart-network/.  

About SemaConnect: 
SemaConnect is a leading provider and pioneer of electric vehicle charging infrastructure solutions to the North American commercial, residential and fleet market. A complete EV support partner, SemaConnect is making transportation electrification possible in this decade through innovative, elegantly designed charging stations, a robust and open network platform, and an unparalleled charging experience for drivers and station owners. Since our founding in 2008, SemaConnect has installed thousands of smart charging stations at top companies like CBRE, JLL, Hines, Greystar, Nike, Electrify America, and SP Plus. SemaConnect remains the preferred charging solutions partner to municipal, parking, multifamily, hotel, office, retail, and commercial fleet customers across the United States and Canada. For more information, visit www.semaconnect.com