Coulomb Technologies Receives Recognition from Time Magazine and BusinessWeek for Innovation

Campbell, California Maker of ChargePoint Charging Stations for Electric Vehicles Also Awarded Patents for Innovation

CAMPBELL, CALIF. November 12, 2010 – Coulomb Technologies today announced that both Time Magazine and BusinessWeek have recognized their ChargePoint® Network for electric vehicle (EV) charging as one of the top innovations for 2010. The November 22 issue of Time, names the ChargePoint station as one of The 50 Best Inventions of 2010. Additionally, the November 5 issue of BusinessWeek names Coulomb as one of the Top 20 Small Businesses of the Future. Coulomb also announced it is the recipient of three new patents for EV charging station design.

“We are extremely proud to be recognized by two of the leading publications in the world,” said Richard Lowenthal, CEO at Coulomb Technologies. “Our dedicated staff of engineers has worked tirelessly to bring our vision of a charging network for electric vehicles to reality. We started our company in 2007 with great ideas and great minds. At Coulomb our mission is to insure that people do not hesitate to buy an electric vehicle because they are worried about fueling. As these vehicles are now available for sale, we want communities to be EV ready.”

Coulomb’s ChargePoint® Network is open to all drivers of plug-in vehicles and all manufacturers of plug-in vehicle charging stations. ChargePoint Network’s unique features include:

  • The ability for a station owner to set fees for use of their stations
  • The ability for drivers to access stations via contactless credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, AMEX, and Discover)
  • 24/7/365 telephone driver support via a toll free number on all charging stations
  • Smart Grid ready with built in Utility Grade Capable Metering, Time of Use (TOU) pricing and Demand Response (DR) control
  • Smart Phone applications to find unoccupied stations, navigate to them, and operate them
  • Low operating cost through remote monitoring, alerts, diagnosis, and control

About Coulomb Technologies, Inc.

Coulomb Technologies is the leader in electric vehicle charging systems and application services, with the ChargePoint Network now operating in 14 countries, and Network Operations Centers in the U.S., London, and Hong Kong. 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 To request a charging station in your area, visit To download the ChargePoint iPhone App, click here.