ECOtality, the operator of the Blink charging network (Nasdaq: ECTY), has suspended trading and filed an 8-K report that details serious trouble for the company. Here’s the bad news: Although the Company is currently exploring options for a restructuring or sale of the entire business and/or assets, [it] may need to file a petition commencing… Read more »
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ECOtality (Nasdaq:ECTY) announced that it has completed a private placement of common stock and warrants to institutional investors. The company issued 5,123,423 shares of common stock at $1.60 per share. Gross proceeds were $8.2 million, and will be used for general corporate and working capital purposes. “We are making good progress to advance our Blink… Read more »
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… Read more »
Intertek’s Rich Byczek on avoiding EVSE-to-vehicle interoperability issues. Back in January, Plugincars.com published an article by Colby Trudeau – a Honda Fit EV owner, Plug In America volunteer, and electrical engineer at Qualcomm Technologies – that detailed his charging troubles using Ecotality’s Blink charging stations at work. Trudeau found that after about 20 minutes… Read more »
The charging experts talk workplace EVSE: free vs fee, Level 1 or 2, ROI, networking and more. After charging an EV at home, the workplace is the next logical locale to “fill ‘er up.” It’s a place where vehicles generally spend long hours parked. It’s a predictable daily route. And with access to charging at… Read more »
Few things could be more exciting than the news that one of the major automakers is going to incorporate some of the new battery technology that’s kicking around the world’s laboratories into a production vehicle, allowing it to offer better range and/or lower prices. So the EV media has been following recent rumors out of… Read more »
As you may have guessed, we at Charged believe that electricity is the best way to power our vehicles in the post-fossil fuel era. Compared to other contending technologies (biofuels, natural gas, hydrogen), electricity is the most efficient, and our best shot to be truly sustainable. However, there’s a much more immediate reason why automakers… Read more »