ECOtality Outlines EV Infrastructure Plans for Phoenix Area; ~920 Level 2 Chargers, 40 Fast Chargers
ECOtality, Inc. outlined the company’s electric vehicle (EV) infrastructure plans for the metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona area at a press conference featuring key regional stakeholders. ECOtality released EV charging maps that reveal the potential locations for the company’s Blink EV chargers and discussed The EV Project’s progress alongside Litchfield Park Mayor Tom Schoaf and other EV Project partners.
As part of The EV Project, ECOtality will install approximately 920 publicly available Blink Level 2 EV charging stations in and around the Phoenix and MAG region at locations convenient to EV drivers, including retailers such as Best Buy. Additionally, approximately 40 commercial Blink DC Fast Chargers will be installed in the area. The recently introduced fast chargers are capable of providing a full charge in less than 30 minutes.
ECOtality applied its EV Micro-Climate process to determine the best possible sites for charging stations in the Phoenix area, and evaluated a variety of factors, including population density, zoning regulations, employment centers and transportation routes. Part of ECOtality’s planning process included working closely with local government agencies and regional stakeholders to ensure the proper location for Blink charging stations. Newly recognized project partners within the state include utility partners APS and the Salt River Project (SRP), as well as the Valley Forward Association.