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November 27, 2023 Focus: Clean Energy

As electric vehicle adoption increases, Enfield’s EVSE sees higher demand for EV charging technology

HBJ PHOTO | STEVE LASCHEVER EVSE Eastern Regional Sales Director Daniel Shanahan showcases the company’s electric vehicle charger technology.

As technology improves, electric vehicle charging is becoming more efficient.

Enfield-based company EVSE, which manufactures chargers, has developed a product that attaches to utility poles and streetlights, and draws energy from them.

Daniel Shanahan, EVSE’s eastern regional sales director, said it’s a cost-efficient, convenient solution.

“You’re taking advantage of the power that’s already there,” Shanahan said. “And it eliminates literally up to 70% to 80% of the cost of installation. So, it’s really an EV-charging station infrastructure accelerator.”

The company has been selling its utility pole and streetlight chargers in California for four years, and plans to deploy them in Connecticut soon. The devices cost about $5,000.

EVSE also makes chargers with retractable cables, a feature that protects them from damage and theft, such as copper-stripping.

EVSE — a subsidiary of Enfield appliance, electrical and electronics manufacturer Control Module Inc. — has been making chargers at its 55,000-square-foot Enfield facility since 2010, and has installed chargers at venues including MGM Casino in Springfield, Massachusetts, and Asnuntuck Community College.

Shanahan, who declined to disclose sales numbers, said EVSE has seen increased demand, especially at new construction sites, commercial buildings and parking lots.

“There are more and more and more of these projects coming across our desk,” he said. “And obviously we’re bidding on them, oftentimes we are specified because we’ve been out there for a long time.”

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