Coulomb Technologies ChargePoint Charging Station for Electric Vehicles Compatible with the Nissan LEAF

Coulomb’s ChargePoint Networked Charging Stations Successfully Complete Testing at Nissan’s Engineering Facility in Farmington Hills, MI

CAMPBELL, Calif, June 23, 2010 Coulomb Technologies today announced that its ChargePoint® Networked Charging Stations for electric vehicles has an Underwriter Laboratories listed CT2100 product family that is compatible with the Nissan LEAF. Coulomb, which has the largest established installation of networked charging stations worldwide, successfully completed extensive compatibility testing with the Nissan LEAF at the company’s engineering facility in Farmington Hills, MI. All Nissan LEAFs will be able to charge at any 240v CT2100 ChargePoint charging station in the United States.

“The Nissan LEAF is the first all-electric, zero-emission car designed for the mass market and we want our customers to know that they can use any of Coulomb’s public ChargePoint charging stations to fuel their cars,” said Eric Noziere, vice president, Corporate Planning, Nissan North America. “Successful completion of tests with the Nissan LEAF and the ChargePoint station proved that this is a safe, reliable and convenient way for EV drivers to fuel their cars. We are also looking forward to collaborating on data interchange with the public ChargePoint Network.”

“Our compatibility testing with Nissan will ensure that their customers’ EV experience is a positive one,” said Richard Lowenthal CEO of Coulomb Technologies. “ChargePoint is rapidly becoming the brand of choice and we will soon be seeing thousands of our stations across the country. As these electric vehicles arrive we do not want there to be any question about vehicle compatibility. We are thrilled to have our first UL listed charging station that has been tested with the Nissan LEAF for compatibility.”

ChargePoint Network stations are network-enabled, capable of reporting energy usage and communicating over the network with Software Application Services and Network Support Services to activate capabilities such as:

  • Providing open access for all drivers using any standards-based RFID card
  • Generating revenue for station owners to offset electricity and maintenance costs
  • Sending SMS or Email notifications to drivers for charging complete or interruptions in charging
  • Controlling access to eliminate energy theft and to enhance safety
  • Integrating with the utility Smart Grid for demand side management and preferred pricing

Charging station owners can set their own prices for charging through the Flex Billing™ system. The Flex Billing system enables station owners to set pricing as a function of time of day, calendar date, and driver - much like a parking meter. Those same stations can also be configured to provide "free" access to EV drivers.

Nissan North America

In North America, Nissan's operations include automotive design, engineering, consumer and corporate financing, sales and marketing, distribution and manufacturing. Nissan is dedicated to improving the environment under the Nissan Green Program 2010, whose key priorities are reducing CO2 emissions, cutting other emissions and increasing recycling. More information on the Nissan LEAF and zero emissions can be found at www.nissanusa.com.

About Coulomb Technologies, Inc.

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, with an open system driver network: the ChargePoint Network provides multiple web-based portals for Hosts, Fleet managers, Drivers, and Utilities, and ChargePoint Networked Charging Stations ranging in capability from 120 Volt to 240 Volt AC charging and up to 500 Volt DC charging. For more information, follow Coulomb on Twitter at twitter.com/coulombevi. To request a charging station in your area, visit www.mychargepoint.net/request-station.php. To download the ChargePoint iPhone App, click here.