ECOtality Reveals Washington Charging Network

Electric vehicles solutions provider ECOtality announced today the plans it has for the creation of the EV charging network for the Seattle and Olympia metro areas. Part of the EV Project, the plans include the potential locations of Blink commercial chargers and DC Fast Charging stations.

In all, 1,200 Blink Level 2 and 22 Blink DC Fast Chargers will be installed in the area. ECOtality says the locations have been chosen based on several factors, including transportation routes, population mass and local ordinances.

“The completion of our planning maps along with Governor Gregoire’s efforts to make I-5 a green highway move us one step closer to realizing the goal of electrifying the West Coast from the Canadian border to the Mexican border,”
said Jonathan Read, ECOtality CEO.

The EV Project is US' largest plan to get the infrastructure in place before the arrival of EVs. The program is supported through a $30 million grant awarded by the US Department of Energy. The company has been commissioned to deploy 15,000 residential and commercial chargers in 13 cities, through five states. ECOtality has been chosen by Nissan as the preferred supplier of charging solutions.

“The Puget Sound area is known for embracing new technologies, and we are excited to work with Nissan and our area EV Project partners to ensure the region is at the forefront of EV adoption,”
added the company's CEO.

“The EV charging stations ECOtality will install are a critical component to building the rich charging infrastructure to allow EV and Nissan LEAF drivers the ability to travel without limitations.”
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