Roush Begins Manufacturing Blink Charging Stations
As stated ever since last year, the chargers will be offered in two versions, one for in-home use (residential wall-mount) and one for commercial use (stand-alone charger). The Blink chargers will be part of the EV Project, with 15,000 units to be installed in 16 cities across the US. The project, one of the largest of its type, is worth $230 million.
“Throughout each step of The EV Project, we’ve seen unprecedented consumer demand for electric vehicles, and partners like Roush have played a key role as we’ve brought our smart charging stations to market,” said Don Karner, ECOtality president.
“Roush’s stellar reputation and automotive OEM experience made them an ideal partner as we made the move to full-scale manufacturing. Together we are excited to bring an innovative, American-made charging station to EV drivers nationwide.”
In the first of the year, the Blink Level 2 chargers received the Underwriters Laboratories (UL) Listing. They are also compliant with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Federal Code of Regulation (CFR) Part 15C, pertaining to radio and frequency emitting devices.
“Roush is very excited about this program,” added Evan Lyall, Roush Enterprises CEO. “ECOtality and the DOE have partnered to develop an outstanding product, we welcome the opportunity to demonstrate our ability to adapt our product development and integrations expertise to an emerging industry sector.”