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The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation

WAI enters EV market with launch of electric vehicle charging cables

Date: Monday 25 October 2021

Leading automotive parts supplier, WAI, has introduced a new range of Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Cables to fit popular vehicle makes and models, as it moves into the EV market with its auto electrical expertise, to meet the future needs of the automotive industry.

Data from the SMMT shows that the battery and plug-in hybrid vehicles market share is up to 10.7%*. By moving with these times, companies such as WAI can remain competitive in an ever-changing market.

WAI’s new EV charging cables range cover popular vehicle applications including Type 2 Female to Type 2 Male 32 Amp Single Phase and Three Phase, Type 2 Female to UK Plug (with controller) 16 Amp and 32 Amp and Type 2 Female to EU Plug (with controller) 16 Amp and 32 Amp for Audi, BMW, Mercedes, Tesla, Jaguar, KIA, Mini, Hyundai, Nissan Leaf 2008, Renault, Smart, Tesla, Toyota, Volvo, Porsche, Range Rover P400e and Lucid Air.

The range also includes Type 1 Female to Type 2 Male 32 Amp, Type 1 Female to UK Plug (with controller) 16 Amp and Type 1 Female to EU Plug (with controller) 16 Amp for Ford Focus Electric, Lia Soul EV, Citroen C-Zero, Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV, Nissan Leaf 2012 – 2017, Toyota Prius, Renault Fluence and Peugeot iOn.

The EV cables are TUV Certified and available in a five-meter length and a 10-meter extension length. WAI are the first in the market to offer extension EV charging cables as part of its commitment to provide a high-quality alternative to manufacturer supplied cables with the option to extend existing charging cable.

Other features include IP55 rated, long lasting, safe and reliable, 240VAC operating voltage, tested to 2,500 VDC, operating temperature range -30C to +50C and come with a handy portable bag for storage.

Richard Welland, WAI Managing Director, comments:

“We are all aware of the growth in the EV market and WAI is excited to be supporting distributors, as part of our pledge to helping automotive businesses thrive and survive in times of change.
“As we look to the future, EVs will play an important part in the automotive industry and we’re here to support motor factors and garages with our latest product launches.”

There are 11 EV cables available in WAI’s EV charging cables range, for more information email or call: 01243 833 420.