Ecotality poised to roll out fast-charging EV infrastructure--photos
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.