Paving the wave for cars like the Ford Focus Electric to have a working infrastructure to charge their batteries when away from home, BP and ECOtality, together with the EV Project announced that 45 gas stations will have Blink DC fast chargers installed.
“When people think of refueling their cars, they think of gas stations, and we’re excited to work with BP to demonstrate a new way of fueling cars to the American driver,” said Jonathan Read, CEO of ECOtality. “We designed our Blink DC fast chargers to meet the needs of both retailers and consumers and make electric vehicles a reality. As BP and ARCO locations are situated along major traffic routes we believe that DC fast charging is ideal for these types of locations.”
Locations for the fast chargers will be in areas that the EV Project is currently focused on: Phoenix (AZ), Tucson (AZ), San Diego (CA), Los Angeles (CA), Portland (OR), Eugene (OR), Salem (OR), Corvallis (OR), Seattle (WA), Nashville (TN), Knoxville (TN) and Chattanooga (TN)
“One of The EV Project’s goals is to break the common misconceptions with EVs, and our fast chargers will solve two of the major EV myths,” said Don Karner, President of ECOtality North America.