San José, Calif., – January 6, 2009 – Coulomb Technologies today announced the first availability of the ChargePoint™ Network for plug-in vehicle owners. Developed to be the world's easiest and yet most advanced vehicle charging infrastructure, the ChargePoint Network is designed to provide drivers of plug-in vehicles convenient, affordable, and safe access to public charging. Subscribers can sign up for options to fit their lifestyle including a limited time offer "Basic Access" subscription plan, which includes free charging through 2009.
Consumers subscribe to the ChargePoint Network and receive a ChargePoint Smart Card that allows them to charge their car at any Smartlet™ Charging Station nationwide. The first ChargePoint charging stations are now installed and available for charging in downtown San José, with many more to roll out in the coming weeks. To locate available charging stations, visit www.mychargepoint.net and click "Find Stations".
"2009 is the year of the emergence of smart electric vehicle charging infrastructure," said Richard Lowenthal, CEO of Coulomb Technologies, "and we are thrilled to be part of San José's progressive Green Mobility initiative. We value learning from the experience of early adopters of the electric vehicle movement. In anticipation of the rollout of a nationwide network of charging stations, we encourage people to visit the ChargePoint website, learn about the Coulomb Technologies network of smart charging stations, and provide feedback and suggestions."
"Electric vehicles are a key component of San José's Green Vision goals to be the world leader in clean tech innovation and reduce our greenhouse gas emissions and our dependence on foreign oil," said Chuck Reed, Mayor of the City of San José. "We are delighted to partner with Coulomb to provide this demonstration charging network and help create the infrastructure to transform the way residents drive."
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.