ECOtality, Inc., headquartered in San Francisco, California, leads the industry in clean electric transportation and storage technologies. Through innovation, acquisitions, and strategic partnerships, the company focuses on accelerating the market applicability of advanced electric technologies to replace carbon-based fuels.
Fully committed to developing and commercially advanced clean energy solutions and environmentally friendly products, ECOtality’s products, technologies and services currently include:
Electric Vehicles: ECOtality North America is a recognized leader in the research, development and testing of advanced transportation and energy systems. The subsidiary specializes in the fields of alternative-fuel, hybrid (HEV), plug-in hybrid (PHEV) and electric vehicles (EV) and infrastructures. With a history in electric transportation that dates back to 1989, ECOtality North America has worked on every EV initiative in North America since the 1990’s.
Fast Charging: Specifically developed for electrical vehicles, airport ground support equipment, material handling, neighborhood electric vehicle operations, and marine and transit applications, the exclusively patented ECOtality North America Minit-Charger line of battery fast-charging systems is based on advanced algorithms that allow faster charging with less heat generation and longer battery life than any other fast charge system available.
Blink: The Blink network offers residential and commercial charge stations for electric vehicles. The network allows businesses and individuals to safely and efficiently charge their electric vehicles at the lowest utility rates. The company has designed Blink too not only be iconic and modern, but also practical and safe.
EV Micro-Climates: ECOtality’s EV Micro-Climate program is designed to advance select areas for the adoption of electric transportation. Beginning with extensive feasibility and infrastructure planning studies, the program provides a blueprint for a comprehensive EV infrastructure system and provides detailed action plans for its successful execution and continued maintenance.
Energy Storage: Innergy Power Corporation, another subsidiary of ECOtality, manufactures and develops high-quality ThinLine energy cells and rechargeable batteries that are used in a wide variety of applications where form factor is an essential design element. Innergy Power produces the world’s thinnest SLA (ThinLine) batteries, which offer significant advantages in reliability, safety, and run time, while having no memory effect.
Solar: Innergy Power Corporation also manufactures a variety of solar photovoltaic (PV) products that address the burgeoning worldwide demand for renewable solar energy products. The subsidiary’s fiberglass reinforced panel (FRP) solar modules are designed to meet a broad range of applications for emergency preparedness and recreation, where quality, durability, rugged construction and light weight are important in the outdoor environment.
Fuel Cells: ECOtality also the parent company of Fuel Cell Store, the leading international retailer of fuel cell products. A website-based business, Fuel Cell Store features quality products from more vendors than any other site as well as an experienced and knowledgeable staff for technical and product support, conferences, workshops, laboratory development and consulting services.
On Wednesday, March 23, 2011, ECOtality announced that it has expanded the installation of its flagship Blink™ Level 2 Residential Charging Station to Tucson, Arizona residences. As project manager of The EV Project, the largest rollout of electric vehicle (EV) infrastructure and EVs in history, the company will install Blink home EV chargers in homes throughout project regions nationwide to support the launch of 8,300 EVs.
Colleen Crowninshield, manager of the Clean Cities Coalition at Pima Association of Governments (PAG), stated, “PAG Tucson Regional Clean Cities Coalition is proud to be a part of the largest deployment of electric vehicle infrastructure in the nation’s history. Working with our Clean Cities Coalition Members and ECOtality, PAG’s Clean Cities Program is excited to begin the residential installation of electric vehicle charging infrastructure, here in Tucson, to help secure America’s energy independence for our future.”