19 Jul '11, 2pm

GE and Lowe's Partner to Power Up EV Charging at Home

GE and Lowe's Partner to Power Up EV Charging at Home

Running out of power is one of the biggest fears for drivers of electric cars, and major industrial companies as well as startups have stepped forward with suites of charging solutions -- from units for commercial stations to devices that can be installed at homes. General Electric 's second entry in the race for EV charger marketshare -- a version of the GE WattStation designed for home use -- is scheduled to hit the shelves of five Lowe's stores in California next month, with a broader rollout to 60 of the chain's retail sites in September. The wall-mounted device, which will cost about $1,000 plus installation, will also be available for online sales at Lowes.com in September. GE and Lowe's detailed their plans Monday at the Plug-In 2011 Conference and Exposition in Raleigh, N.C. "We're really excited about today," Chris Bowler, general manager of marketing for GE Energ...

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