Washington State is trying to be one of the leading states for both electric-vehicle adoption and charging-station availability. Trouble is, the state is about 75 percent behind on the public charging-station goal it set for the end of 2011, Seattle-based King 5 reports in the video below.
At this early point in the plug-in car era, there are bound to be some logistical imbalances. For example, there are currently only 270 electric vehicles registered in the state of Tennessee. Compare this to about 500 public electric vehicle chargers already installed there. That makes sense, yeah?
The Oregon Department of Transportation has turned to AeroVironment to install quick-charge stations along the I-5 corridor from California in the south to the Willamette Valley region in the north. This install is part of the West Coast Green Highway project – a vision for a consistent charging infrastructure spanning the West Coast from San Diego, CA to Vancouver, B.C.
On Monday, Ecotality announced that it had completed the installation of its 1,000th Blink Level 2 residential charging station, marking a significant milestone in the deployment of plug-in vehicle chargers in the U.S. Installations of Blink residential charging stations began in early 2011, coinciding with the delivery of vehicles like the Nissan Leaf and the Chevrolet Volt.
Ecotality has quickly strung together one of the largest electric vehicle initiatives in the U.S. With the addition of Texas back in July and expanding to include the San Francisco Bay Area earlier this month, Ecotality's EV Project now reaches 17 cities and major metropolitan areas in six states and the District of Columbia.
Earlier this month, Ecotality, Inc. announced its partnership with Sprint Nextel to wirelessly connect its Blink plug-in vehicle charging stations. Now, Ecotality has revealed that its Blink charger network is fully integrated with Cisco's Home Energy Management Solution (HEMS) and tied into Cisco's Home Energy Controller (HEC).
Ecotality, Inc., has partnered with Sprint Nextel to wirelessly connect its Blink plug-in vehicle charging stations. By utilizing Sprint's Command Center, Ecotality will be able to link its nationwide chargers and control Machine-to-Machine (M2M) provisioning, billing, device maintenance and service management. Basically, the things it needs to do to run the Blink Network the way it wants to. With all of this in place, Blink users will be able to locate nearby charging stations with GPS navigati
ABB Group, a provider of power and automation technologies that can enable utility customers to improve their performance while lowering environmental impact, has invested $10 million in ECOtality, Inc. Aside from the monetary investment, ECOtality and ABB have signed a North American manufacturing agreement, establishing a collaborative relationship that Brice Koch, head of ABB marketing solutions, describes like this:
Crackel Barrel Old Country Store, the restaurant chain that's modeled to represent a time when Americans spent much of their day lounging around in rocking chairs on covered porches, will steam into the 21st century by installing Blink electric vehicle charging stations, provided under ECOtality's EV Project, at 24 of its eateries across Tennessee.
ECOtality has hastily strung together one of the largest electric vehicle initiatives in the U.S. With the recent addition of Texas, ECOtality's EV Project now reaches 16 cities spread throughout six states and reaching out to the District of Columbia as well. More specifically, the areas of Dallas/Fort Worth and Austin, TX have been added to the short list of locations selected to receive 15,000 total chargers, some free of charge, through the EV Project. Tony DiSalle, product and marketing dir