Greentech Lead America: OpConnect, a provider of electric
vehicle charging station technology, announced its Wireless Valet program.
The new program includes its mobile applications, web
portal and now Facebook integration.
Besides an iPhone app, and web portal, Wireless Valet now
incorporates social media by giving electric vehicle drivers the ability to
leave comments, like a charging station, update statuses or check-in using
“As we grow our EV charging station network we want
to create tools to allow EV drivers to easily share information. Given
Facebook’s popularity this is an obvious way for us to do that. We are a
technology company first and foremost and now that we’ve laid down a scalable
network, you are going to see us push the envelope with new technologies,”
said Dexter Turner, OpConnect CEO.
The new solution allows drivers and charging station
operators to view charging station activity posted to Facebook by other
OpConnect users by clicking the Find a station tab on the OpConnect website.
The company is also creating capabilities for station
reservation. The social media and other Wireless Valet features will be available
for other EV manufacturers’ stations on the OpConnect network.
The OpConnect Electric Vehicle Charging System is an EV
charging solution including charging stations, a secure wireless communications
network, billing solutions and mobile phone applications.