ECOtality Chargers to Electrify Tucson

The electric vehicle and charging station company known as ECOtality has a plan to electrify the state of Arizona. First, they unveiled their charging station maps for Phoenix–now, they’ve unveiled plans for Tucson.

In developing this map of ideal charging station locations for southern Arizona, ECOtality worked with the U.S. Department of Energy and The EV Project–the world’s largest roll out of EV infrastructure–as well as the Pima Association of Governments, local agencies and utilities.

Ecotality Tucson Map

image via ECOtality

Under the guidelines of ECOtality’s EV Micro-Climate process, the blueprint takes into account a variety of regional factors, including EV market data, transportation routes, population density and zoning. The blueprint was developed to allow for the smart deployment of potential charging stations.

ECOtality plans to install 230 Level 2 and 10 DC Fast Charger publicly available Blink charging stations in the greater Tucson region by the summer of 2011, as well as approximately 180 residential charging stations. Tucson Electric Power (an EV Project partner) will be working with ECOtality to make charging stations commercially available.

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Susan DeFreitas has covered all manner of green technology for EarthTechling since 2009. She is a graduate of Prescott College for the Liberal Arts and the Environment, and has a background in marketing green businesses. Her work on green living has been featured in Yes! Magazine, the Utne Reader and Natural Home.