GE Energy Launches Fully Networked Wattstation™ and Wattstation™ Connect Service, a Complete Electric Vehicle Charging Platform, in Mexico
Released in the U.S. last month and scheduled to be available in Mexico in September, GE's sleek, stylish and modern designed WattStation EV charger is easy to use, customizable and features a retractable cord. The WattStation Connect full-service software platform helps meet a wide variety of EV needs, whether it is a retailer looking to attract new customers, a commercial property manager in need of information on electricity usage or a fleet owner in search of better cost-allocation data. WattStation Connect provides owners a user-friendly method to manage, monitor and maintain their EV charging ecosystem network. Additionally, with advanced technologies like the WattStation and WattStation Connect, EV drivers in Mexico will be able to gather information and process payments in an easy-to-use, customizable, reliable and secure system.
"GE Energy's Industrial Solutions business has more than 100 years of experience designing and manufacturing innovative electric distribution systems. Now, we are bringing to market the technology needed to accelerate the adoption of electric vehicles in Mexico," said Ricardo Moreno, general manager for GE Energy's Industrial Solutions business in Mexico. "Through these products, GE is helping the Mexican government achieve its goal of using alternative energy sources to generate 35 percent of the country's electricity by 2024."
GE Energy's WattStation and WattStation Connect are designed to work within the EV ecosystem, smart electronic commerce and monitoring systems, making it energy efficient and providing customers with a no-hassle experience. The award-winning WattStation* can be installed in any commercial, public or retail location. EV users will be able to use this product at retail outlets, hotels, office buildings, institutions such as hospitals, public and private parking decks and street parking.
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* GE's WattStation was named PCWorld's "2011 Best of Innovations Honorre," Electrical Contractor magazine's "NECA Showstopper 2010" and was named one of The Huffington Post's "CES 2011: 14 Awesome Products from the Future