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ECOtality installs Blink charging stations in San Diego metro area

Published 17 June 2011

ECOtality, a US developer of electric transportation and storage technologies, has begun installation of the company’s Blink electric vehicle (EV) pedestal charging station in the San Diego metro area in US

The company aims to have approximately 1,000 Level 2 public and commercial charging stations installed in the San Diego metropolitan area by the end of 2011, as well as 30 publicly available Blink DC Fast Chargers.

ECOtality CEO Jonathan Read said San Diego has been a terrific project market for the company, and its high levels of consumer and stakeholder interest make it an excellent proving ground for electric vehicles.

"The Blink charging stations installed at the Reuben Fleet Science Center and at the San Diego Air & Space Museum-as well as the commercial Blink charging stations appearing in EV Project markets nationwide-underscores our commitment to smart EV deployment and placing charging stations at locations that fit the lifestyle of EV drivers," Read said .

Currently, the company is in talks with many public and private property owners for installations of public charging stations and has partnered with retailers including Sears, Fred Meyer, Macy's, BP/Arco, and Best Buy.

The company is also working with other EV Project stakeholders, including San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E), to help select site locations for charging stations and improve installation logistics.

SDG&E senior vice president of power supply James Avery said the company looks forward to working with ECOtality, the City of San Diego, the California Energy Commission, SANDAG and other community leaders to make San Diego America's Finest Plug In City.