NEW YORK, Feb. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Now that electric cars are rolling out of showrooms across the country, many are wondering- where will drivers fill up? As sales of cars like the Leaf, Volt and Smart Car continue to grow, experts forecast approximately 974,000 charging points will be installed in the US by 2015.
See video from Siemens at: http://inr.synapticdigital.com/siemens/evcharge
At this year's 2011 DistribuTECH conference in San Diego, Siemens will demonstrate their new line of electric vehicle charging stations. The line includes residential stations that can be mounted to a garage wall, as well as commercial stations with the ability to charge two vehicles at one time. The high-tech stations will offer 24/7 user assistance and automatic billing. In addition, metering capabilities and open architecture will allow them to be easily integrated into the smart grid.
Drivers will also be able to use a new Smartphone app for EV trip mapping, to locate stations and monitor charge levels with the press of a button.
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SOURCE Synaptic Digital; Siemens