San José, CALIF. – July 23, 2008 Coulomb Technologies and V2Green today announced a technology and marketing partnership to create an intelligent charging infrastructure for plug-in vehicles. Coulomb's innovative Smartlet™ Charging Stations and Communications Network provide convenient, easy-to-use charging stations, delivering bi-directional energy metering and user authentication. V2Green's smart grid technology establishes two-way communication between plug-in vehicles and the grid, allowing utilities to control charging behavior in real-time, within parameters set by vehicle owners. By joining forces, Coulomb and V2Green are able to offer a charging infrastructure that is effortless for drivers and responsive to the needs of the grid. Both companies can be seen at the Plug-In 2008 Conference and Exposition July 23 – 24 in San José, Calif.
"The wide-scale adoption of plug-in vehicles requires both a public charging infrastructure and charging management solutions that allow the grid to support added load," said John Clark, president and CEO, V2Green. "By combining the strengths of our technologies, Coulomb and V2Green will help ensure the successful commercial introduction of plug-in vehicles."
The Coulomb-V2Green partnership will involve development of an open Application Programming Interface (API), interoperability testing and joint marketing.
"This partnership brings the best of two worlds – smart grid charging management software from V2Green and the sophisticated charging infrastructure of Coulomb's ChargePoint™ Network," said Richard Lowenthal, CEO of Coulomb Technologies.
Coulomb Technologies, headquartered in Campbell, Calif., offers a family of products and services that provide a plug-in vehicle charging infrastructure, which includes Smartlet Networked Charging Stations ranging in capability from 120V 15A to 240V 80A AC charging to 120kW DC charging. Coulomb applies networking technology to the challenge of charging electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids in order to fuel the electric transportation industry. Coulomb's ChargePoint Network addresses the needs of drivers, utilities, governments, and parking space owners.
V2Green, Inc. delivers smart grid technology that controls the flow of electricity between the grid and plug-in vehicles, enabling Smart Charging and vehicle-to-grid (V2G) services. Utilities deploying V2Green technology are able to support the wide-scale adoption of plug-in vehicles, avoiding damaging grid stress and increasing integration of renewable energy in the grid. V2Green's solutions are currently being deployed in field trials with leading U.S. energy companies, including Xcel Energy, Austin Energy and Seattle City Light. To learn more about Seattle-base V2Green, please visit www.v2green.com.
For Coulomb Technologies, Inc.
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