ECOtality, Inc. (Nasdaq:ECTY) has introduced the Blink HQ family of home EV chargers.
The first of the new products, a 30-Amp home charger with delayed start options to optimize charging rates, will launch in early summer. It will be followed by a higher-end charger with connected capabilities and remote access. Blink still offers its classic wall-mount unit as part of the HQ family.
“Our premiere line of Blink HQ home charging products offer EV drivers exactly what they’ve been asking for: connection to the Blink Network, freedom to charge at home at their convenience and unprecedented value,” said Ravi Brar, CEO of ECOtality. “As EV sales continue their rapid growth, ECOtality is meeting the need for smart, programmable and affordable quick chargers in the home.”
“We see a clear connection between charging at home, at work, while shopping or on the road during a trip,” continued Mr Brar. “Having Blink HQ home charging products in EV drivers’ homes, bundled with a membership, will help support our growth and generate an annuity base as the number of EV drivers grows.”
To date, Blink has installed over 8,300 residential chargers in 38 states.
The Blink HQ family of products start at an MSRP of $699 and includes a one-year parts and labor warranty, as well as a $100 membership credit to be used at any of Blink Network’s over 4,000 public charging stations. Qualified drivers are eligible for a federal tax credit of up to $1,000 on the purchase and installation of a residential charging station through the end of 2013.
- Power Input: 208-240 volts AC, single phase, 30 amp maximum, 60 Hz
- Operating Temperature: -22-122 F
- Cable Length: 18 feet
- Size: 13.8 inches wide, 15.7 high, 5.0 deep
- Weight: 15.4 pounds