GE, Lowe’s Partner To Host EV Chargers

The energy sector of GE and home-improvement retailer Lowe’s have announced that the two companies are working together to provide charging stations at several locations in California.

The units, which will initially be deployed at six locations this August, are GE Wattstation Level 2 models that can fully charge most electric cars in four to eight hours, although it’s doubtful consumers will be inside the participating stores for that amount of time.

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Although the versions at the retail locations will be pedestal versions, a wall-mount option of the Wattstation for home use is expected to be available online at Lowes.com in September, at which time 60 stores will have chargers ready to be used by electric vehicles.

News of these charging stations going up at Lowe’s comes just after IKEA announced it will host units as part of The EV Project. And while it’s doubtful Americans will see one million electric cars on the road by 2015 as championed by President Obama, we will be seeing a good deal more infrastructure to support the vehicles.

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