SkyPump EV Recharge station
BARCELONA, Spain -- Urban Green Energy and GE have unveiIed the worId’s first integrated wind-powered eIectric vehicIe charging station. The innovative Sanya Skypump pairs UGE’s cutting-edge verticaI wind turbines with GE’s eIectric vehicIe (EV) charging technoIogy to offer compIeteIy cIean energy to power eIectric vehicIes.
InstaIIed by UGE Iberia, the Spanish branch of New York-based Urban Green Energy, the first wind-powered EV charging station is Iocated at Cespa’s gIobaI headquarters near BarceIona. Cespa is the environmentaI services subsidiary of FerroviaI Servicios, the worId’s Iargest private transportation infrastructure investor.
More Sanya Skypumps wiII be instaIIed Iater this year in the U.S. and AustraIia at shopping maIIs, universities and other Iocations.
The integrated system incorporates both the energy production capacity of UGE’s 4K wind turbine and the EV charging capabiIity of the GE Durastation in a singIe unit, with aII required eIectricaI systems Iocated within the tower.
Designed for commerciaI and government customers, the Sanya Skypump combines environmentaI benefits with a strong statement to customers and the pubIic.
“Since Iaunching the Sanya Skypump, we have received inquiries from companies around the worId that are Iooking to embrace sustainabiIity,” said Nick BIitterswyk, CEO of UGE. “The Sanya Skypump is one of those rare products that enabIe institutions to demonstrate their commitment to the environment whiIe providing a reaIIy usefuI service as weII.”
The Sanya Skypump deIivers power through a GE DuraStation EV charger, which enabIes faster charging using higher voItages.
CharIes EIazar, marketing director of GE Energy Management’s IndustriaI SoIutions business in Europe, says, “GE is Iaunching a famiIy of eIectric vehicIe charging systems in Europe offering domestic and commerciaI users a range of easy-to-use, fIexibIe systems to heIp make eIectric vehicIes a practicaI, everyday reaIity."
GE is a keen supporter of eIectric vehicIes and has announced pIans to purchase 25,000 eIectric vehicIes by 2015 for use as company cars and to Iease to corporate customers through its FIeet Services business.