Last week, GE unveiled the WattStation, the company's new smart-grid-connected Level 2 charger that gets its unique look from industrial designer Yves Behar. Though the WattStation is impressive to gaze upon, we're much more interested in the practical side of things, like price and projected release dates.
GE will release two distinct versions of the WattStation, one intended for home use and the other for commercial applications. Though GE's initial press release, found after the jump, is vague on details, Green Car Advisor managed to uncover some additional info. In an email correspondence with Green Car Advisor, GE spokeswoman Megan Parker revealed:
In addition, Parker suggests that the home version will be available in the U.S. in limited numbers before the end of the year and notes that widespread distribution will kick off during the second quarter of 2011. While $1,000-1,500 may sound exceptionally low, installation can be extremely costly and some chargers out there may set you back even less.The commercial model will cost between $3,000-7,000 depending on order specifications. The residential unit will cost between $1,000-1,500.