The Green Automotive, an import/distributor of electric cars to North America, has signed a new contract with GoSmart Technologies, to develop plug-in vehicle charging stations for home use.

The GoSmart charging unit requires the same electrical connection as a typical residential clothes dryer (220V) and would give the car a full charge within two hours.

The custom units are priced at $2295/ea, will be available through Green Auto and licensed dealers that will be offering the Zotye direct to consumers.

Brian Smith, founder and CEO of GoSmart Technologies, said: “With accessible charging, plug-in electric vehicle owners can now charge in confidence during any part of their daily routine. This provides convenience and security, ensuring a full charge at anytime they choose.”

Several stimulus grants are being offered across the US to spur greater consumer acceptance of EVs. In California, AeroVironment, an electric systems company, made a partnership with EV-maker Think to make fast-charging stations. Coulomb Technologies also inked deal with Aker Wade Power Technologies to produce stations this fall.