Portland, Ore., February 23, 2011 — ECOtality began installation of the company’s flagship Blink Level 2 Residential Charging Stations in Oregon.
As project manager of The EV Project, the largest rollout of electric vehicle infrastructure and EVs in U.S. history, the company will install Blink residential EV chargers in homes throughout EV Project regions nationwide to support the launch of more than 8,300 EVs.
The event comes on the heels of the first Blink installations in San Diego and Los Angeles, and lays the groundwork for the deployment and installation of Blink commercial charging stations, including the Blink Level 2 Pedestal Charger and Blink DC Fast Charger.
In September 2010 ECOtality revealed potential locations for more than 1,100 publicly available chargers in Portland, Salem, Corvallis and Eugene and also announced plans to place stations in Medford, Ore., and Ashland, Ore., thus creating a framework of electric vehicle charging stations throughout the length of I-5.
ECOtality also recently announced the start of mass manufacturing of the Company’s Blink Charging Stations at the Roush Manufacturing facility outside of Detroit. Blink Home Charging Stations are available now to EV drivers and are free of charge to EV Project participants.
The smart Blink Home Charger allows for increased cost-savings through improved power management and boasts an intuitive set of features, including a 7-inch color touch-screen control panel, and a stylish, easily configurable design.