FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 8, 2011
Contact: Richard Donnelly
Phone: (512) 810 2322
ELECTRIC VEHICLES: HOUSTON HOME TO LARGEST FLEET EV CHARGING SITE IN NORTH AMERICA
GRIDbot announces the largest fleet installation of EV Charging equipment in the US – right here in the City of Houston
Soon, the City of Houston will have the largest fleet of electric cars and the largest electric fleet charging site in the country. The transition to electric vehicles requires pioneering communities to embrace new technologies—Houston is leading the way.
“The City of Houston is proud of its vision and ongoing leadership in electric vehicle and plug-in hybrid technology,” said Mayor Annise Parker. “This innovative technology is part of our alternative transportation future, helping the City save money by reducing gasoline costs while also reducing in-city tailpipe emissions. Due to the significant support from the City’s partners, Houstonians can feel confident about charging their cars anywhere.”
Showcased by the Mayor today, the Theater District garage is the hub of the City Centralized EV Fleet. The City is purchasing 25 all-electric vehicles to add to their existing Prius plug-in hybrids and plans to have the full fleet assembled before the end of the year. GRIDbot ‘s stations provide networked electric vehicle energy management to the City fleet.
Funded in part by the State of Texas through a grant from the Texas Commission for Environmental Quality (TCEQ), 28 GRIDbot charging stations are being installed in the Tranquility Park Garage to provide charging for this Centralized Fleet. The grant was developed by Good Company Associates to demonstrate the technology, collect data to evaluate the impacts of electric cars on air quality and the acceptance of this new technology. The air quality modeling is being conducted by the Houston Advanced Research Center (HARC).
GRIDbot spokesperson, Richard Donnelly says, “Our networked charging solution is now ready for prime-time. Our products are the only stations designed to offer EV drivers access to charging stations at their workplace, apartment, or favorite retail store, with simple access from a cell phone.”
GRIDbot charging stations were also recently installed at Cypresswood Estates, Houston's premier affordable Active Adult green community. This new complex was the vision of the Harris County Housing Authority. GRIDbot helped them to achieve the highest possible LEED green building standard. http://cypresswoodestates.com
GRIDbot is now ramping up production and distribution of its line of user-friendly charging stations. A secure network communication between the stations, the vehicles, and the driver sets the stage to maximize the use of off-peak (nighttime) power.
Based in Austin, TX, GRIDbot is raising the bar in the public charging, multi-family and fleet access electric charging equipment market. www.GRIDbot.net
GRIDbot electric vehicle charging
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