EV Connect and GE Sign Joint Marketing and Product Agreement
Collaboration Enhances and Expands Global EV Charging Platform Capabilities for Both Companies
LOS ANGELES – March. 24, 2015 – EV Connect, a leading provider of electric vehicle (EV) charging solutions, including development of the industry’s most innovative cloud-based software platform for managing electric vehicle (EV) charging stations, their interaction with utilities and the driver experience, has announced that it has entered into a joint marketing and product agreement with (GE’s) Industrial Solutions business. The collaboration expands the global capabilities of both companies.
Under the terms of the agreement, GE will be a preferred charging station supplier of EV Connect, and EV Connect will be a preferred management provider for GE charging stations worldwide. The agreement also provides EV Connect with direct access to GE’s full line of WattStationTM and DuraStationTM EV charging stations, including a perpetual license to access the GE WattStation Connect cloud-based operating platform.
“This expanded relationship with GE further solidifies EV Connect’s position as the recognized industry leader in the management of electric vehicle charging stations,” said Jordan Ramer, Founder and President of EV Connect. “Customer demand for a versatile and feature-rich management platform, combined with high-quality equipment, for their charging station infrastructure, is an essential element in the decision-making process. This agreement ensures that customers have efficient access to both.”
Since April 2014’s announcement by GE regarding open access to the WattStation network, both companies have pursued numerous joint customer opportunities leveraging GE’s highly reliable charge stations, EV Connect’s robust management platform, and the efficient interoperability between all of the components.
“Together with EV Connect, we will be able to provide customers with an innovative, end-to-end solution capable of meeting customers’ everyday EV charging station requirements,” said Seth Cutler, Senior Product Manager, Growth Initiatives for GE’s Industrial Solutions business. “The combination of our products and EV Connect’s service capabilities will help address the growing demands and expectations within the electric vehicle industry.”