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Monday, November 29, 2010

GE Unveils Home Version Of Its WattStation Electric-Car Charger.

GE has launched their new residential electric-car charger that promises to be faster and more user-friendly than traditional charging stations. The new GE WattStation is a residential version of the companies public charger released in July.
The home WattStation will lower the time it takes to charge from 12 to 18 hours for a standard charger to as few as 4 to 8 hours, assuming a full-cycle charge for a 24 kWh battery.
"The residential GE WattStation design is friendly and so simple to adopt that it will literally change one's life overnight: No more trips to the gas station, something that surely no one will miss," Company spokesman Yves Behar said in a statement.
The WattStation will also tap into the smart-grid technology managed by utility companies, allowing them to manage the overall impact of electric cars on their local and regional power grids.
will provide the names of certified electricians who can install the charger at a consumer's home.
As a Service Magic Certified Contractor we have teamed up with GE to help roll out their new Wattstation car charging system. Advanced Electric Design & Service provides consumers with our award winning electric contracting services for the purchase and or installation of the new GE Wattstopper Electric car charging system in homes throughout New Jersey.
Through its GE Capital financing arm, GE will also offer consumers financing to help pay for the WattStation over time.