A little late to the game, Ecotality has released an electric vehicle charging station mobile application for its Blink network that will be available for Blackberry, iPhone, and Android devices.
We’ve covered the progress of the Ecotality program for months now, but we’ve also noted competing firms Coulomb and Xatori have both put out similar solutions for their networks, and Google is working with the U.S. Department of Energy. While the Ecotality app will be on display in Washington D.C., it won’t be available for wide-spread download until later this summer.
Like the other apps, the new software from Ecotality will find charging stations in range of the user, regardless if they are Blink brand or not, provided they are available for public use. The best feature is the option of sending emails or text messages to drivers when charging stations are available, or their car is finished charging, which could be a very useful tool. Of course, this option is only available for stations that are in the Blink network.