BOSTON, Mass. -- Finding an electric vehicle charging station in Boston will soon become easier. Dinosaur Capital Partners LLC, a Boston-based real estate development and investment firm, and Streetline, Inc. announced plans to deploy Streetline's industry-leading smart parking technology at "Green Park & Charge," Boston's first fully dedicated electric vehicle charging and parking facility.
Located in the Bulfinch Triangle area in downtown Boston, one of Boston's busiest areas, Green Park & Charge will transform a former gas station into an eco-friendly facility. Using patent-pending sensor technology from Streetline, motorists will have the ability to access real-time information about open parking spaces available at Green Park & Charge, including information about the real-time availability of electric vehicle charging stations.
"Electric cars are gaining in popularity," said Scott Oran, a founding partner of Dinosaur Capital. "With Green Park & Charge, we are not only transforming a brownfield gas station site into an eco-friendly facility; our goal, working with Mayor Thomas M. Menino, the Boston Redevelopment Authority and the Boston Transportation Department, is to encourage green driving alternatives. We are pleased to be collaborating with Streetline to tap the latest in smart parking technology to provide real-time parking availability to Boston motorists...particularly those looking to find available EV charging facilities."
Streetline's patented smart parking platform detects the presence of a car through a network of ultra-low power wireless sensors located in each parking space. Information from the sensors is then delivered to a suite of web and mobile applications, including Streetline's free smartphone application, Parker, to help motorists easily find parking. Once parked, motorists can use the app's built in timer to help keep track of how much time is left for charging, or access walking directions to help find their parking space when they need to return to their vehicle.
SOURCE: Streetline, Inc.