“This is an innovative move forward for ECOtality as we continue to cement our role as the leading EV solutions provider,” says ECOtality President and CEO Jonathan Read. “Our software platform will allow EV drivers to log in via a website to remotely check the charge status of an EV at any ECOtality charge station, initiate and control the vehicle charging, and even help drivers locate the nearest charging stations.”
This application is meant to make charging a lot more convenient. The program will help you chose the time of charge, will text or e-mail the driver to remind him to plug in his vehicle, will notify the user when a change appears in the charge activity, including whether a charge is complete or has been interrupted.
“This software helps streamline the transition from gas to electric powered vehicles, allowing consumers to charge where they actually spend their time, and providing them peace of mind, knowing that a way to charge is always just around the corner,” says Read. “This software will also provide substantial insight into potential repeat revenue models to help develop economically viable business models for the industry.”
The software was developed by eTec (Electric Transportation Engineering Corporation), a part of ECOtality, and can be viewed at www.theEVproject.com.