CAMPBELL, Calif., – March 23, 2009 – Coulomb Technologies, the leader in electric vehicle infrastructure today announced its expansion into Europe, the Middle East and Africa with the opening of Coulomb's European headquarters represented by 365 Energy Group, a venture of Estag Capital AG, in Berlin, Germany. Additionally, Coulomb named Scott Saffian as senior vice president of worldwide sales.
"Electric vehicles and their infrastructure will be deployed throughout Europe in 2009 and the ChargePoint™ Network will play a significant role in transforming the landscape. We examined the marketplace and determined that Coulomb has developed the right business model and the right technology to transform our region with networked charging stations," said Hong Thieu CFO of 365 Energy Group. "Our focus is on electric vehicles and we intend to become an enabler in the e-mobility industry by providing a totally new approach to charging infrastructure. 365 Energy Group will introduce its executive team in a next press announcement."
Coulomb's family of products and services delivers a smart networked charging infrastructure for plug-in vehicles worldwide. The formation of Coulomb's European headquarters now gives Coulomb an international presence including European specific product versions. Coulomb's ChargePoint Network addresses needs of electric vehicle drivers, utilities, governments, and parking space owners. Consumers subscribe to the ChargePoint Network and receive a ChargePoint Smart Card that allows them to charge their car at any Smartlet™ Networked Charging Station worldwide. To locate available charging stations, visit www.mychargepoint.net and click "Find Stations".
"Opening our international headquarters and partnering with 365 Energy Group gives Coulomb a distinct advantage in our geographic strategy rollout of networked charging stations," said Scott Saffian, senior vice president of worldwide sales at Coulomb. "Our products are available today and are designed to adhere to EMEA specific standards. Resellers throughout EMEA can now work with 365 Energy Group to leverage the innovative architecture from Coulomb with our smart networked charging stations that give us a unique competitive leadership advantage going into this market."
With more than 30 years of sales experience, Scott Saffian has generated significant revenue and built sales teams for a wide variety of technology organizations. Most recently he was vice president of academic sales at Xythos Software a leading provider of Internet-based document and file management applications. While at Xythos he helped grow the company from 50,000 users to more than four million licensed users today. He was also vice president of worldwide sales at Xippix a virtualization software company. Saffian holds a degree from the University of Pittsburg.
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.