ECOtality offers free EV chargers in Chicago and Philadelphia
ECOtality, Inc. will offer its Blink® smart charging stations free to residents and commercial host sites in the metropolitan Chicago and greater Philadelphia areas as part of its expansion of The EV Project, a public-private partnership with the Department of Energy.
“By signing up for a free charger, EV owners can take part in this massive research project that can help reduce our country’s dependence on foreign oil,” said ECOtality Chief Innovation Officer Don Karner.
ECOtality is the project manager of The EV Project, a research initiative to help build America’s EV infrastructure. To date, The EV Project has gathered more than 33 million miles of EV driver data that will serve to support the deployment of EVs in key markets.
Chicago and Philadelphia area residents who have taken ownership of either a Nissan LEAF or Chevy Volt will receive a free residential Blink wall mount charger as well as an installation credit of up to $400, subject to certain conditions. Residents and commercial hosts interested in participating can sign up at http://www.theevproject.com/sign-up.php or by emailing email@example.com.
Utility partners with the EV Project are ComEd in Chicago and PECO and PSE&G in the Philadelphia area.
The EV Project is a public-private partnership, funded in part by the U.S. Department of Energy through a federal stimulus grant and made possible by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). For more information about The EV Project visit www.theevproject.com
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