Sacramento, Calif. August 5, 2009 — DMC Green, Inc. announced today that they have opened the first electric vehicle charging station in West Sacramento, CA. The DMC-owned charging station, featuring a Coulomb Technologies ChargePoint™ Networked Charging Station, is the first of 40 DMC charging stations now in contract scheduled for installation throughout California.
The West Sacramento station – Harbor Point '76 - also offers E-85 ethanol and biodiesel under the DMC brand as part of DMC's ongoing program to green-retrofit existing gas stations throughout California. “In addition to the electric vehicle charger, the availability of E-85 and biodiesel lowers the demand for oil and helps keep prices down”, says Mat Ehrhardt, Air Pollution Control Officer of the Yolo Solano Air Quality Management District. "Domestically produced fuel reduces our dependency on foreign oil, but more importantly, supports sustainable new business in the Sacramento region." All DMC biofuels offered in California are made in America with preference given to local producers.
"Once completed, these networked charging stations will connect major traffic arteries, cities and counties throughout California, creating a significant step in reducing California's greenhouse footprint," says Richard Lowenthal, CEO of Coulomb Technologies, DMC's technology partner. "Electric vehicle (EV) infrastructure is beginning to take root in California and with DMC's plans for a retrofitted filling station network, EV drivers will be able to travel freely throughout California with peace of mind knowing they can locate a place to charge their plug-in vehicles."
"DMC is leading the charge of the inevitable transition from fossil fuels to alternative fuels and electricity as a fuel is an important component," says John Reusche, DMC's General Manager for Northern California. "We recognized early on that as advanced technology vehicles came on the market that they would need a place to buy advanced technology fuels. As these stations come on line, consumers will be able to purchase the advanced fuel vehicle that best suits their needs because of the fuel choices offered by the DMC."
With U.S. car manufacturers now focusing on advanced fuel cars, trucks and SUV's, DMC hopes their program will create more jobs, increase lagging sales and meet consumer concerns about rising gasoline prices.
Green DMC Green is in the business of the research, development and installation of proprietary alternative/renewable fuel delivery systems for the consumer at point of purchase. In conjunction with this activity DMC Green builds, retrofits and rebuilds existing fuel stations using “green” LEED® building standards. DMC's standard fuel offering includes ethanol, bio-diesel, electric charging and hydrogen. DMC Green is a LEED® registered member of the United States Green Building Council (USGBC). www.dmcgreen.com
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 16A 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.