Tying an electric charger into Cisco's home energy-management network will let EV drivers tap into cheaper off-peak rates without the need for a smart meter.
Victorian government in Australia is asking residents to volunteer for Blink Level 2 EV chargers in homes as part of a province-wide study.
The Blink line of charging stations for commercial services and home use will have cellular-network capability, as well as LAN, Wi-Fi, and ZigBee.
Electric-charging station manufacturer tells investors that it's been approached by almost every major auto manufacturer.
Electric vehicles equipped with fast-charging capability are headed to production and will be on the road next year. Will Ecotality's charging stations soon be set up at malls and gas stations?
Electric vehicles equipped with fast-charging capability are headed to production and will be on the road next year. All that's needed to reduce the charging time for these cars from hours to minutes are Level 3 440-volt fast-charging stations. But to date, none are public. Ecotality, a clean technology company in Scottsdale, Arizona, wants to fill that void. Ecotality designs and sells these rapid rechargers for $15,00-$35,000, depending on the structure requirements, mostly to warehouses and airports for fleet vehicles. But drivers may soon be charging up at these stations in shopping malls and gas stations in the near future. Ecotality spokesman Colin Read said that these charging stations will help extend the range of all-electric vehicles and ease consumer anxiety of getting stuck on the road with a dead battery.
Ecotality and Coulomb Technologies unveil direct-current fast charging stations for electric vehicles that can give a significant boost to batteries in a half-hour.
Ecotality has signed on Best Buy to install electric-car chargers at 12 stores by spring, part of a bigger plan to build out such infrastructure in the U.S.
Tennessee Valley Authority and Ecotality tout blueprint to connect three cities covering about 425 miles of road with public and home charging stations.
Acquisition of another battery technology company shows continued shift to clean-electricity technology rather than strictly hydrogen.