Washington D.C. – On May 14, 2009, GreenlightAC, one of the pioneers in the creation of EV charging stations, launched its own infrastructure last month with the release of the Chargebar(TM). The company claims that this innovative charger is easy, safe, and, importantly, cost-effective.
The Chargebar will make charging your EV or Plug-in Hybrid easy because it charges both 120v and 240v vehicles, is simple to use and does not require membership, proprietary technologies, or specialized knowledge. It is the EV/PHEV charger for everyone. David King, a co-founder of GreenlightAC said, “Our goal was to make it as easy and convenient to use our charging unit as it is to use a gas pump. And with our GreenlightAC ChargeBarTM we believe that we have succeeded in meeting that goal.”
GreenlightAC also anticipates that their new infrastructure will create green collar jobs that will stimulate the economy in the coming decades while reducing greenhouse emissions, both of which are a part of the GreenlightAC philosophy.
The hope is that the ChargebarTM will “allow PHEV drivers to go further and to more places” says David King – in essence, extending the range of electric drive vehicles. If all goes as planned, King states that, “Drivers will know that they can always find a safe place to charge their cars because our products will be in place throughout plug-in ready communities.”
The user-friendly face of the ChargebarTM could be the start of an EV revolution. The question now is “when?” With the current administration pushing the green frontier, it is easy to say that within the next decade, EV will flood the streets. But that is far easier said than done. Will GreenlightAC have the power to spark the interest of the consumer, changing the face of transportation forever? One can only hope.
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Photo 2 Credit: GreenlightAC