Campbell, Calif., July 19, 2011 – Coulomb Technologies, the creator of the ChargePoint® Network, the largest online network of electric vehicle charging stations and drivers, today announced a new family of cloud-based solutions for managing electric vehicle (EV) charging operations. Each service plan provides a turnkey solution that includes granular control of charging stations and their operations, rich data analysis tools for measuring and managing success, flexible billing and payment options, and the effortless deployment and low operational expenses of a cloud-based solution. The ChargePoint service plans give employers, public and private parking operators, commercial businesses and utilities the control and flexibility they need to provide feature rich charging services. The ChargePoint service plans will be showcased at the Plug-in 2011 show in the Coulomb Technologies Booth #121, July 18 – 20 in Raleigh, NC.
“The ChargePoint service plans are groundbreaking for the electric vehicle market, as they provide the missing ingredient needed to obtain a rapid scaling of feature-rich charging infrastructure,” said Pat Romano, president and CEO of Coulomb Technologies. “We provide simple-to-deploy service plans that enable operators to measure, manage and profitably recoup the cost of the charging station operations, including the cost of electricity, capital and maintenance."
The ChargePoint service plans provide a rapid way for station owners to get their charging station operations deployed. The new family of cloud-based services includes a plan tailored for each of the following segments:
Included with all the ChargePoint service plans are driver services that are essential to deploying a mass market EV charging service. These include 24/7 driver support, driver billing options and mobile phone applications that provide drivers with real-time station location and availability, turn-by-turn navigation, and charging status. The ChargePoint Network boasts the largest and most brand-loyal collection of EV drivers operating in the world today.
Coulomb Technologies is the leading electric vehicle charging solutions company, providing the ChargePoint Network, the largest global online network connecting electric vehicle drivers to unoccupied charging stations in over 14 countries; and the ChargePoint Network service plans, cloud-based solutions that handle all driver billing and support and give organizations the control and flexibility they need to optimize performance of their electric vehicle charging operations. Coulomb Technologies customers include utilities such as Orlando Utilities Commission and Austin Energy in the US, Nuon in The Netherlands, and ESB in Dublin; municipalities such as City of San Francisco and City of New York in the US, City of Amsterdam in The Netherlands, City of Newcastle in the UK, and City of Bochum in Germany. Open to all charging station manufacturers, Coulomb's ChargePoint Network is currently charging more than 26,000 vehicles per month, dispensing over 115 Megawatt hours (MWh) of energy each month, and doubling the electric transportation fuel dispensed each quarter.