GE (NYSE: GE) today unveiled the residential version of its GE WattStation electric vehicle charging station. The company introduced its Yves Behar-designed public charger in July to much fanfare. The residential WattStation, also designed by Behar, is intended to accelerate the adoption of plug-in electric vehicles by significantly decreasing time needed for vehicle charging. The system is set up to interface with smart grid systems, allowing utility companies to manage the impact of electric vehicles on the local and regional grids.
Michael Mahan, global product manager for GE WattStation, said, “The residential WattStation's easy functionality and design allows for uncomplicated integration of quick electric vehicle charging into your everyday activities.”
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