Las Vegas, NV, April 12, 2009 --(PR.com
)-- EV-Charge America of Las Vegas is now deploying smart electric vehicle charging stations and infrastructure so that consumers, businesses and municipalities can “go green” one-vehicle-at-a-time. But what does it really mean to go green?® What can we do today that’s practical, affordable and economically sustainable in the face of our current economic challenges?
The answer is to deploy networked, smart electric vehicle charging stations and infrastructure so that the entire country can tangibly and rapidly, one-by-one, exchange their gas guzzling, foreign oil dependent, dirty vehicles for one of the new crop of efficient, clean and green electric and electric-hybrid plug-in vehicles that are just now hitting the market.
EV-Charge America in Las Vegas is currently installing Smart EV charging stations across the country, both directly and through new Dealers they are recruiting daily. The electric vehicle charging stations are being located in public and private parking areas, municipalities, governments, city streets and Interstates, to provide the conveniently necessary EV charging stations so we can re-charge electric vehicles virtually everywhere.
The simplicity and small footprint of their new electric vehicle charging stations means that anyone, anywhere can easily and quickly add a single EV charging station at their residence, their work, or request that retail and other businesses they frequent, install one in their parking areas for Electric Vehicle consumers.
You can find their request form elsewhere on their web site to facilitate the electric vehicle charging station site requesting process. Every business they talk to sees an immediate and significant advantage to providing these EV Charging Stations as a new and innovative marketing tool that demonstrates that they are environmentally responsible, corporate citizens.
At the heart of this EV Charging Network, and what makes it both economically and commercially sustainable, is a smart, Global communications network developed by Coulomb Technologies that enables EV consumers to locate and access all of the EV charging stations via Google Maps on a computer, or by their car, hand-held device, or cell phone enabled GPS. They can see where the charging stations are, if they are available, or occupied, and the distance in miles or battery life.
Each user on the network is provided with a small RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) tag that they carry on their key ring that only works in the proximity of a charging station. When they arrive at a charging station, the RFID tag authenticates them as a subscriber to the service and the station is activated, electricity is turned on, and the charging unit further secures their plug-in cord so that it cannot be removed by anyone else.
This secure and encrypted internet authentication means that there is no need to carry coins, cash, or credit cards and there is no mark-up for credit card processing fees. The subscriber can transparently move from city to city and state to state with no concern for which power grid or whose electricity they are using.
The smart electric vehicle charging stations are being installed in both 120 volt and 240 volt fast-charging models and they are constantly monitored and maintained at a central control center that can reset the GFI breaker, or access, and service the units as needed, remotely 24/7.
If an EV is unexpectedly unplugged, or the EV charging station session is preempted, or other problems arise, the vehicle driver is sent a text message by the smart charging station alerting them to the particular issue.
What further makes this system economically sustainable for all concerned is that it is a subscription service, much like the typical cell phone service today. Subscribers sign up for a monthly electric vehicle charging station plan that runs the spectrum from unlimited EV charging sessions, anytime / any day, to various other plans that include off-peak, nighttime and economy, limited charging sessions, depending on individual needs, from about $20 per month. This year the subscription service is Free, as EV-Charge America is picking up the cost of all new subscriptions for the balance of 2009.
But the real genius behind this system is the fact that the major share of the subscription revenue paid-in by electric vehicle charging station users is returned to the various host location operators to cover their electric costs and overhead to maintain and monitor the EV Charging Station system.
It is through this ground-breaking environmental / economic model that a Global network can pencil-out, long-term, so that the goal of a truly massive, Green environmental responsibility movement, can be initiated and sustained, world-wide in a tangible way, starting today, by each of us.
For more information about EV-Charge America Electric Vehicle Charging Stations and the EV Smartlet Charge-Point solutions, please visit their web site at http://www.ev-chargeamerica.com/electric-vehicle-charging-stations.html