ECOtality to utilize ABB’s sales distribution channel

ECOtality, Inc., a leader in clean electric transportation and storage technologies, has entered into an agreement with ABB to utilize ABB’s sales distribution channels to offer ECOtality’s Blink electric vehicle (EV) charging stations as part of a complete EV solution to ABB’s network of North American commercial and utility customers.

The agreement comes on the heels of ABB’s $10 million investment in ECOtality and a North American manufacturing deal between the two companies that created a strategic supplier relationship between ABB Group and ECOtality.

By coupling ABB’s power management expertise and its global value chains with our Blink smart charging stations, we are able to provide utility customers complete turnkey solutions that range from consulting to advanced hardware deployments.

—Jonathan Read, CEO of ECOtality

ECOtality’s current set of Blink EV charging solutions include the Blink Level 2 Home Charger for residential use, which is equipped with a revenue-grade meter and can integrate with any home area network (HAN) provider, as well as the Blink Level 2 Pedestal Charger and Blink DC Fast Charger for commercial, fleet, and public locations. The Blink DC Fast Charger, introduced in October 2010, is capable of providing a full charge in less than 30 minutes.

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