The EV Project Expands in Philly

Joanna Schroeder

The EV Project is expanding in Philadelphia. ECOtality is offering its Blink(R) smart charging stations free to residents and commercial host sites. The move serves as an effort to expand the EV charging station network that is being developed in tandem with the Department of Energy.

“Now people interested in electric vehicle transportation in the Philadelphia region can join The EV Project and help us build a nationwide network of EV charging stations,” said Don Karner, Chief Innovation Officer of ECOtality, Inc. “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. We are excited about bringing The EV Project, which is now in nine states and 21 major metropolitan areas to the greater Philadelphia region.”

Residents in Philly who own a Nissan LEAF or Chevy Volt can quality to receive a free residential Blink wall mount charger as well as a max installation credit of $400.

Craig Adams, PECO president and CEO, is the energy delivery company for the area. “PECO and ECOtality share a strong environmental commitment. Locally, more and more of our customers are exploring the use of electric vehicles and investing in this technology. In June, PECO launched Smart Driver Rebates. The program offers rebates and incentives for residential and business customers investing in new electric vehicle technology.

For those living in the Philly area, you can more about The EV Project at the Host Partners Forum on August 16th at the National Constitution Center.

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