Hillsboro, Oregon Announces Plans To Rollout Coulomb Technologies Chargepoint Charging Station Infrastructure For Plug-In Vehicles

Oregon's 5th Largest City Gets Plugged-in With 16 Charging Stations For Electric Vehicles in Downtown

HILLSBORO, Ore. July 1, 2009 — Coulomb Technologies, the leader in charging station infrastructure, today announced that the City of Hillsboro is the first in the State of Oregon to announce plans to deploy ChargePoint™ Networked Charging Stations for plug-in and electric vehicles. The 16 charging stations will be installed in downtown Hillsboro including their new "green" intermodal transit facility to be built in 2009. The charging stations, available for public use, are part of the city's large-scale sustainability and green movement, designed to showcase conservation, environmentalism and eco-friendly design. Long known as the "Silicon Forest," for its high-tech roots, Hillsboro is located 15 miles outside of Portland and is the home to more than 90,000 residents.

"Our city is progressive and aggressive in implementing sustainable solutions to environmental and economic challenges," said David Robinson, director of Facilities and Fleet, City of Hillsboro. "We have a large forward-thinking population ready to embrace electric vehicle technology and the City is committed to providing the facilities to meet the public's demand. These charging stations will be conveniently located in the heart of downtown, only one block from our train station, one block from our hospital and a short walk from Pacific University. We selected Coulomb's charging stations because of the integrated advanced technology features; Coulomb is the only company we have found that has examined every facet of EV charging technology and developed the comprehensive solution. We are proud to be the first in the state to showcase this advanced technology; we hope other cities will follow and help us make Oregon the national leader in EV technology delivery."

Coulomb Technologies has developed the charging stations for municipalities, utilities, green office buildings and parking garages to allow consumers to charge their electric vehicles wherever they live, work and shop. Consumers subscribe to the ChargePoint(SM) Network and receive a ChargePoint Smart Card that allows them to charge their car at any charging station worldwide. The ChargePoint Network enabled charging stations provide:

  • A revenue stream to pay for electricity, capital equipment and maintenance
  • The ability for drivers to find unoccupied charging stations via web-enabled cell phones
  • Notification by SMS Text or email when charging is complete
  • Authenticated access to eliminate energy theft
  • Authorized energizing for safety
  • Remote monitoring and diagnostics for superior quality of service
  • Smart Grid integration for utility load management with future V2G capabilities

To locate available charging stations, visit www.mychargepoint.net and click "Find Stations". Coulomb's charging stations were sold to the City of Hillsboro through their Northwest distributor Charge Northwest www.chargenw.com.

"The City of Hillsboro has long been known for their deep roots in technology and environmentalism," said Richard Lowenthal CEO of Coulomb Technologies. "The selection of Coulomb's networked charging stations will give the city new bragging rights when it comes to advanced infrastructure."

About Coulomb Technologies, Inc.

Coulomb Technologies headquartered in Campbell, Calif., offers a family of products and services that provide a plug-in vehicle charging infrastructure, which includes ChargePoint Networked Charging Stations ranging in capability from 120V 15A to 240V 80A AC charging to future 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 www.mychargepoint.net addresses the needs of drivers, utilities, governments, and parking space owners. Follow Coulomb on Twitter at twitter.com/coulombevi.