Blink Surpasses One Million Charge Events

ECOtality, Inc. announced yesterday it has surpassed one million EV residential charge events on its Blink chargers.

ECOtality says it is the first in the industry to reach this milestone.

“Through the data recorded on Blink chargers for The EV Project, we have clearly demonstrated the viability of this marketplace and continued growth of EV’s across the nation,” said Ravi Brar, CEO of ECOtality, Inc. “Recording more than 1 million charge events is not only an iconic milestone for ECOtality, The EV Project and the industry, but is also proof that EVs are here to stay.”

Blink has also says it has achieved another key milestone – 40 million miles of driver data recorded, and over 1.70 million gallons of gas saved. This number is up from the 880,000 charge events reported in the second quarter data ending June 30, 2012.

Data collected through The EV Project is presented on a quarterly basis and can be found here.

ECOtality is the project manager of The EV Project, a research initiative to help build America’s future EV infrastructure. To date, The EV Project has gathered more than 40 million miles of EV driver data that will serve to support the deployment of EVs in key markets. The 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).