First Coulomb Public ChargePoint Charging Station for Electric Vehicles Installed in Philadelphia

CAMPBELL, CALIF.  December 6, 2010 – Coulomb Technologies today announced that the first public ChargePoint® Networked Charging Station for electric vehicles are installed in Philadelphia.  The 240V Level II ChargePoint station is now available to the public and located at South Port Plaza Liberty Service Stations 1600 South Columbus Blvd Philadelphia, PA.  The sale of the ChargePoint station was done by Coulomb distributor Green Power Technology, LLC and installation of the stations was done by South Jersey Green, LLC.

“Within the next year we’ll see electric vehicles from every major automobile manufacturer driving down the streets Philadelphia including the Chevrolet Volt, the Nissan LEAF, the Ford Focus EV and others,” said Richard Lowenthal, CEO of Coulomb Technologies.  “It is fitting that a city so rich in history is now writing a new chapter by welcoming new clean transportation, electric vehicles.”

The 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 (including free charging)
  • The ability for drivers to access stations without a subscription 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
  • Multiple Smart Phone applications (iPhone and Blackberry) to find unoccupied stations and navigate to them
  • The lowest operating cost possible due to real-time operational monitoring, alerts, diagnosis, and control of millions of stations

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.