Environmental Protection

Blink EV Charging Station Earns the UL Mark

ECOtality's electric vehicle home charger receives safety and FCC approval.

ECOtality, Inc., a clean electric transportation and storage technologies company, has announced that the Blink™ Level 2 Home Charging Station has received an Underwriters Laboratories (UL) Listing.

The Blink Home Charger has been certified under UL Subject 2594, which is specific to Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment for both plug-in and hardwired models. The charger also has been found to be compliant with the Federal Communications Commission Code of Federal Regulation Part 15C, pertaining to radio and frequency emitting devices.

“Our smart Blink Home Charging Station was created combining elements of intelligence, ease, and safety. Our goal was to provide consumers with an electric vehicle charging solution that would be better for the environment, renewable, more cost effective, and safe,” said Jonathan Read, CEO of ECOtality. “Having the UL Mark on our products authenticates our commitment to safety and dedication to providing reliable and innovative EV charging solutions.”

UL is an independent organization that conducts safety testing and certification on products worldwide. The Blink Home Charging Station components were tested and met the compliance requirements necessary to earn the UL Mark.

The charging station is currently available free of charge to EV Project participants. ECOtality is project manager of The EV Project, the largest deployment of vehicle charging infrastructure in the United States to date.

As project manager of The EV Project, ECOtality will oversee the installation of 15,000 commercial and residential charging stations in 16 cities and major metropolitan areas in six states and the District of Columbia. The project will provide an EV infrastructure to support the deployment of 8,300 EVs. The project is funded by the U.S. Department of Energy through a federal stimulus grant of $114.8 million, made possible by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.. The grants are matched by private investment, bringing the total value of the project to approximately $230 million.

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