CAMPBELL, Calif., November 11, 2009 — Coulomb Technologies the leader in networked electric vehicle charging stations today announced that Elk Horn, Iowa is the latest city to install Coulomb's ChargePoint® Networked Charging Stations. Iron Eagle Technologies, along with the Danish Windmill, AmericInn Motels, the Elk Horn Service Station and Coulomb's distributor Carbon Day Automotive have joined efforts to promote renewable energy products, energy conservation and carbon output reduction with the installation of four publicly available Electric Vehicle (EV) charging stations.
A ribbon cutting for the charging stations, the first in the state of Iowa, will take place at the Danish Windmill in Elk Horn, Iowa, on November 12 at 2:00 PM. State officials and local business leaders will be speaking about the importance of building EV infrastructure for the future of transportation, and EV manufacturers will be represented, bringing along with them different types of EV's for viewing and rides. The event will be free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided.
The charging stations will be the first of many along the I-80 corridor through Nebraska and Iowa as Iron Eagle Technologies looks to expand and build infrastructure for the EV movement. They are a compliment to Iron Eagle Technologies' new World EVAL program, which is a new line of business for testing and certification of electric vehicles and EV components.
Coulomb Technologies' ChargePoint Networked Charging Stations are open to all drivers of plug-in vehicles and provides authentication, management, and real-time control through multiple web-based portals for Hosts, Fleet Managers, Drivers, and Utilities. ChargePoint® Network unique features include: charging status by SMS text or email notification, location of unoccupied charging stations via smart phones, authenticated access to eliminate energy theft, authorized energizing for safety, and Smart Grid integration for utility load management with future V2G capabilities. The network of electric vehicle charging stations is accessible to all plug-in drivers by making a toll free call to the 24/7 number on each charging station, or signing up for a ChargePoint Network monthly access plan and obtaining a Smart Card. Other future payment options include using any smart (RFID) credit/debit card to authorize a session or using a standard credit or debit card at a remote payment station (RPS) to pay for charging sessions. To locate available charging stations, visit www.mychargepoint.net and click "Find Stations".
President and CEO of IET, Mike Howard noted, "Although it's not well known, the first successful electric vehicle was actually invented in Iowa by William Morrison. We've come a long way since then, and Iron Eagle Technologies is committed to putting the EV focus back in the heartland."
IET, along with established world-class calibration companies World Cal, Inc. and Liberty Labs, Inc., and also with Liberty Auto Restoration, Inc. offers testing and certification services for renewable energy products. In addition to safety and compliance testing for PV solar products and electric vehicles, long term reliability testing for solar arrays and EV fleets; IET also provides EV conversions and solar array design and installation services for commercial and residential applications.
Coulomb Technologies is the leader in electric vehicle charging station infrastructure with networked charging stations installed in municipalities and organizations worldwide. Coulomb provides a vehicle-charging infrastructure, which includes an open system driver network: ChargePoint provides multiple web-based portals for Hosts, Fleet managers, Subscribers, and Utilities www.mychargepoint.net, and ChargePoint Networked Charging Stations ranging in capability from 120V 16A to 240V 80A AC charging to future 120kW DC charging, and all US charging stations are SAE J1772™ compliant. For more information, please visit www.coulombtech.com and follow Coulomb on Twitter at twitter.com/coulombevi.