EV Connect, a provider of electric vehicle (EV) charging solutions, including a cloud-based software platform for managing electric vehicle (EV) charging stations, their interaction with utilities and the driver experience, entered into a joint marketing and product agreement with GE’s Industrial Solutions business. Under the terms of the agreement, GE will be a preferred charging station supplier of EV Connect, and EV Connect will be a preferred management provider for GE charging stations worldwide.
The agreement also provides EV Connect with direct access to GE’s full line of WattStation and DuraStation EV charging stations, including a perpetual license to access the GE WattStation Connect cloud-based operating platform.
Since April 2014’s announcement by GE regarding open access to the WattStation network, both companies have pursued numerous joint customer opportunities leveraging GE’s charge stations, EV Connect’s management platform, and the interoperability between all of the components.
Together with EV Connect, we will be able to provide customers with an innovative, end-to-end solution capable of meeting customers’ everyday EV charging station requirements. The combination of our products and EV Connect’s service capabilities will help address the growing demands and expectations within the electric vehicle industry.—Seth Cutler, Senior Product Manager, Growth Initiatives for GE’s Industrial Solutions business
Established in 2009, EV Connect’s customers include Yahoo!, Marriott, Western Digital, 21st Century Fox, Los Angeles Metropolitan Transportation Authority, New York Power Authority, and numerous municipalities.