ECOtality, Inc. announced yesterday it will offer its Blink smart charging stations free to residents and commercial host sites of the greater metropolitan Chicago area, Atlanta region and Philadelphia region.
“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 Don Karner, Chief Innovation Officer of ECOtality, Inc. “The EV project is now in nine states and 21 major metropolitan areas throughout the country.”
Qualified Chicago-area residents, Atlanta region residents or Philadelphia region residents who have taken ownership of either the Nissan LEAF or Chevy Volt, will receive a free residential Blink wall mount charger as well as an installation credit up to $400, subject to certain conditions. Residents and commercial hosts interested in participating can sign up at The EV Project’s Web site. or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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).