ECOtality Inc., collaborating with design partner frog design, has released Blink, its flagship electric vehicle (EV) charging station. The charger will be available as both a residential, wall-mounted unit and a commercial, stand-alone charger.
‘Blink is more than a place to plug in a car – it is the fulcrum between the driver, car, home and utility,’ says Jonathan Read, CEO of ECOtality. ‘Never before has consumer demand been so high and the market potential so large for EVs.’
The company notes that Blink's networked platform communicates directly with consumer systems and utility technologies, as well as works in conjunction with smart grid systems. The chargers are connected to 240 V AC circuits, and Underwriters Laboratories is currently in the process of testing the units for certification. ECOtality says the first Blink stations will be installed this fall.