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Blink: Frog Design's New Car Charging Station

Here's another new electric car charging station design to check out. It's the Blink, by frog design, and it's being produced by a company...


Here's another new electric car charging station design to check out. It's the Blink, by frog design, and it's being produced by a company called ECOtality. It's what's known as a Level II charger (about 10 times as fast as a wall outlet) and comes in both residential and commercial flavors.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TBwvyYbcsd0


As far as I can tell, the most significant design difference between the Blink and Yves Behar's Wattstation, aside from the fact that there's a wall-mounted residential version of the Blink, is that the Wattstation has a mechanically retracting cord.

From what I've seen, I prefer the Blink, but they seem quite similar. Both firms, for example, were explicit about wanting to design something that was welcoming and didn't "intimidate" people.