Campbell, Calif., June 29, 2011 Coulomb Technologies, Inc. a leader in electric vehicle systems and application services, today announced that New Mexico is the latest state to join the ChargePoint® Network. Albuquerque is the first city in the state to provide electric vehicle charging services with the installation of two charging stations for electric vehicles (EV). The stations are located in the heart of downtown Albuquerque at 498 3rd Street NW and are open to the public. The sale and installation of the ChargePoint charging stations was completed by Verdek, Coulomb’s south central regional distributor and Southwest Energy Conservation, the local reseller.
“These first two parking spots are the next step in moving our City toward the future of alternative fuel vehicles,” said Albuquerque Mayor Richard J. Berry. “We are offering a six month pilot program where citizens can charge their electric vehicles for free. We expect this incentive will help bridge the gap between the distribution of new electric vehicles and available public charge stations.”
The ChargePoint Network expansion into New Mexico brings EV drivers the easy-to-use unique services including: real-time status and location of unoccupied charging stations, tracking and reporting greenhouse gas and gasoline savings, and charging status notification, all by SMS, email or smart phone (iPhone and Blackberry) applications. Coulomb’s ChargePoint Network is open to all drivers of plug-in vehicles and all manufacturers of electric vehicle charging stations.
Through the ChargePoint Network, stations owners can provide a distinctive new service, attract new customers and generate new revenues from EV charging. Charging station owners can set their own prices for charging as a function of time of day, calendar date - much like a parking meter. Stations can also be configured to provide "free" access to EV drivers. Station owners can also:
VERDEK promotes EVs, NEVs and charging station infrastructure to support the growth of an alternative and sustainable transportation system in North America. www.VERDEK-EV.com. VERDEK can also be viewed on Facebook (Verdek EV Solutions) and Twitter (Guymannino).
Coulomb Technologies, the leading electric vehicle charging solutions company, provides the two key components for success with electric vehicle charging services: ChargePoint Network, the largest online network connecting electric vehicle drivers to charging stations and handling all billing and driver support; and the ChargePoint service plans, web-based solutions that give organizations the control and flexibility they need to provide lasting and successful charging services. Coulomb’s ChargePoint Network industry partners include Leviton, Siemens and Aker Wade. Coulomb Technologies customers include large employers such as Google and SAP; utilities such and Orlando Utilities Commission and Austin Energy; municipalities such as City of San Francisco and City of New York; large shopping centers such as South Coast Plaza, Fashion Island and Bellevue Square; and parking services providers such as Edison Properties, Priority Parking and InterPark. Operating in 14 countries, Coulomb's ChargePoint Network is currently charging more than 26,000 vehicles per month, dispensing more than 80 Megawatt hours (MWh) of energy each month, and doubling the energy dispensed each quarter.