GreenlightAC Launches in Nation's Capital

DC-based company to manufacture, sell and install state of the art electric vehicle charging stations for commercial, government and home use

Published: 16-May-2009

Washington, DC: GreenlightAC today launched its electric vehicle charging infrastructure products and services.

GreenlightAC provides safe, reliable, and user-friendly recharging equipment installed at the driving destinations and homes of electric vehicle (EV) and plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) owners. GreenlightAC’s flagship product, the ChargeBarTM, will be one of the easiest, most cost-effective and safest EV/PHEV charging products on the market.

Max Brown, co-founder of GreenlightAC, said, “We are extremely excited to be rolling out our new company here in our nation’s capital. The demographics of this region coupled with the emergence of alternative fuel transportation provide a great market in which to sell our ChargeBarTM unit. Additionally, we will be creating the kind of green collar jobs that will fuel our economy in the next decade and beyond and helping to reduce greenhouse gas emissions—both important components of our core philosophy.”

GreenlightAC is selling to commercial building owners, parking garage managers, museums, sports facilities, homeowners, and government customers in the Mid-Atlantic region as part of its initial roll-out.

David King, co-founder of GreenlightAC, added, “Our products allow PHEV drivers to go further and to more places – in essence, GreenlightAC extends the range of electric drive vehicles. 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. 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’s custom manufactured ChargeBarTM unit will provide:
both 110 volt (slow) and 220 volt (fast) charging;
integrated GFCI and circuit breaker technology;
automatic power termination when the door to the unit is open to reduce risk of arcing or accidental electric shock;
socket illumination and area lighting; and
user friendly interface allowing for easy and positive user experience

GreenlightAC products will be installed in Q3 at selected partner sites throughout the Washington metropolitan region, with initial product installed where people work.

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