July 5, 2012, BEIJING — ITT Corporation (NYSE: ITT) is appearing this week at the 8th annual Beijing International Pure Electric Vehicles, Hybrid Electric Vehicles and Clean Energy Vehicles & Auto Parts Exhibition (IEVE China), where it is showcasing world-leading electric vehicle (EV) charging connector solutions tailor-made for the world’s largest auto market.
The company’s Interconnect Solutions business is displaying the new second-generation J1772 electric vehicle charging connector, which provides a full charging connector solution for electric vehicle service equipment (EVSE) and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) in less than four hours. The new connector features an ergonomic handle textured for improved grip – an important design enhancement for EV drivers who handle the connector on a daily basis.
“The EV sector is one of the key industries the Chinese government will promote aggressively over the next five years,” said William E. Taylor, president of ITT’s global Interconnect Solutions business. “As a world leader in this area, we are excited to be exhibiting at IEVE China and to have this excellent opportunity to display our state-of-the-art capabilities in the EV, EVSE and PHEV charging connector solution market. We look forward to working with Chinese partners to develop solutions that advance the EV sector in China and demonstrate our long-term commitment to the country.”
ITT’s Interconnect Solutions business works closely with various auto manufacturers, EV system providers and EV charging suppliers, such as FAW, Beijing Automotive New Energy Group, Shanghai VIASYSTEM and BYD, to develop and bring connectors to China and other overseas markets.
ITT’s second generation SAE J1772 was developed based on the award-winning first generation J1772 high-reliability electric vehicle charging connector and leverages HEP contact technology. The company launched both the IEC International and GB China standard-conforming technology simultaneously.
ITT provides reliable interconnected solutions for a broad range of mission-critical industries, such as aerospace, automotive and rail. Its offerings include connectors, interconnects, cable assemblies, input/output (I/O) card kits, LAN components and highly engineered and customized solutions.
The company’s history in China includes supporting high-speed rail and subway development projects. ITT-powered rail systems now run in major cities throughout China, with ITT products being recognized as among the most reliable. In Beijing alone, ITT’s jumper cable solutions are widely used in projects including the Airport Express Line, Metro Line 4, Metro Line 13, and the Daxing Line.
Visit ITT at IEVE China at Booth Number B193, Hall No.1, China International Exhibition Center (Old Venue), Beijing, P.R. China.