GE Energy unveils complete electric vehicle charging platform

GE Energy unveils complete electric vehicle charging platform

Greentech Lead America: GE Energy has unveiled its new
WattStation and WattStation Connect, a complete electric vehicle charging platform.

The solution allows WattStation owners to manage charging
stations, giving them the ability to manage and set customer pricing for EV charging,
provide access control at their facilities, generate reports and engage with customers.

GE Energy is at work connecting people and ideas to
create technologies like the WattStation and WattStation Connect. EV users can now gather
information and process payments in an easy-to-use, customizable, reliable and secure system.


The WattStation Connect software platform helps meet a
variety of EV needs. WattStation Connect provides owners a user-friendly method to manage,
monitor and maintain their EV charging ecosystem network.

“We worked closely with Hertz in the development of
the WattStation Connect software because Hertz is at the forefront of electric vehicle
deployment,” said Michael Mahan, product general manager, EV infrastructure for GE Energy’s Industrial
Solutions business.

Industrial Solutions is forming data acquisition
agreements with key navigation companies to share information on the installations and availability
of WattStations throughout the U.S. and Canada.

This enables EV drivers to view and locate GE’s
WattStations, obtain directions to the EV charging stations, access pricing details and determine
whether a unit is available for charging. In addition to global positioning systems (GPS), the GE
WattStation Connect data will be available through the Internet, mobile app/device and future
in-vehicle (built-in navigation) systems.

GE claims that it has a full range of electrical
distribution products required to support EV deployment and to move power from the grid to the road,
helping our customers operate in a smarter, more networked world.