Will EVs get the get the best parking spots at the mall? This rendering from Ecotality shows what a fast-charging EV station could look like when implemented at a mall, grocery store, or any place people spend 10 to 20 minutes.
For the moment, fast-charging stations are installed only in warehouses and airports to charge fleet vehicles. This photo shows a typical distribution center installation of Ecotality's charging systems.
This rendering shows a standalone fast-charging station for use at a fueling station.
This close up shows a Level 3 fast-charging station. This station was designed for a warehouse distribution center. The next generation of rapid recharge stations for the public are designed to be more customer-friendly.
A fast-charging system Ecotality installed for the Phoenix metro system a few years ago to power one of their transit buses.