Campbell, Calif., March 28, 2011 – Coulomb Technologies today announced new features for its ChargePoint smart phone apps for the Blackberry and iPhone. Now available for free in the iPhone and Blackberry app stores, the ChargePoint® App is the only app available that gives electric vehicle (EV) drivers real-time charging station status. The new version allows drivers to search and filter for charging stations by status: available, in use, voltage level, and paid or free stations. The smart phone apps provide an easy and mobile way to access the world’s largest EV charging network service with features that allow an EV driver to find stations near any specified address, get turn-by-turn directions, and even start and stop a charging session directly from their smart phone. In February, 2010 Coulomb released the first generation of its iPhone App and to date has seen tens of thousands of downloads.
“We have seen overwhelming acceptance of our ChargePoint apps and we expect this next generation of apps for EV drivers to be no different,” said Pat Romano, president and CEO at Coulomb Technologies. “The ChargePoint Network has been in operation for more than two years and continues to be the world’s largest and only charging station network in the United States with new stations added every day. We are committed to providing drivers the most advanced EV charging services and the most comprehensive tools to eliminate range anxiety and support EV adoption.”
Users can receive charging session information including: real-time charging status notifications, energy used, greenhouse gas savings and time usage. The ChargePoint App is also now available for ChargePoint Network service in Australia. Additional new features include the ability to:
Some features require a ChargePoint Network driver account with an activated ChargePass™ card. To create an account, or activate a ChargePass card, go to www.mychargepoint.net and click Sign Up. To download the updated ChargePoint app for iPhone: click here. To download the updated ChargePoint app for Blackberry: click here.
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. The ChargePoint Network first went live in January of 2009. 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.