CHICAGO August 8, 2011 Coulomb Technologies, Inc. the creator of the ChargePoint® Network, the largest online network of independently-owned electric vehicle (EV) charging stations, today announced that Chicago’s famed Soldier Field stadium is the latest business to join the ChargePoint Network. Soldier Field’s three EV charging stations, located now on the ChargePoint Network, are installed in its North Garage and are available to visitors for free. The North Garage is the main parking garage for Soldier Field, which holds more than 200 annual events, and the Museum Campus attractions: the Field Museum of Natural History, the Shedd Aquarium and Adler Planetarium. Soldier Field is now the first stadium in the world to offer ChargePoint charging services for electric vehicles.
“As we enter a new era with a focus on a global community, it is the responsibility of the Soldier Field family and its patrons to decrease the impact of the stadium on its environment,” said Solider Field General Manager, Tim LeFevour. “Not only are we encouraging and welcoming electric vehicles to our North Garage, we are making it easier for our patrons to adopt a new form of transportation. Only by educating and offering opportunities for staff and patrons to charge up while visiting the stadium and the museums can we make a more positive impact on our community and environment.”
The ChargePoint Network expansion into Chicago’s Solder Field brings EV drivers easy-to-use unique charging services including the ability to: check real-time status and location of unoccupied charging stations, reserve a charging station, track and report greenhouse gas and gasoline savings, and receive charging status notifications by SMS, email or smart phone (iPhone, Android and Blackberry) applications. Coulomb’s ChargePoint Network is open to all drivers of plug-in vehicles and all manufacturers of electric vehicle charging stations.
“Soldier Field’s parking garage has more than 1.5 million people coming through it annually,” said Brian Levin, vice president at Carbon Day Automotive. “Naturally, a good number of them are ones visiting Chicago to attend events and the museums. As more and more EVs arrive in Chicago, we expect these stations to be a winning location for EV drivers in our community.”
The Chicago Park District and Soldier Field have implemented many opportunities allowing everyone to decrease the negative environmental impact of the Soldier Field complex including the following:
Carbon Day Automotive (Chicago) is the leading electric vehicle charging station company in the Midwest as the exclusive distributor for Coulomb Technologies in 10 states which includes Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, and Lake County Indiana. Please visit www.CarbonDayAutomotive.com for more information.
Soldier Field, Chicago’s premier event venue, hosts over 200 public and private events annually. The stadium is owned by the Chicago Park District and managed by SMG, the world leader in venue management, marketing and development. The Chicago Park District and SMG are proud of this additional step in its daily efforts to reduce its carbon footprint. Soldier Field will be announcing other important news in the near future related to its energy conservation programs. Visit www.SoldierField.net or call to learn more about its greening initiatives.
Coulomb Technologies, the leading electric vehicle charging solutions company, provides two key components for success with electric vehicle charging services: ChargePoint Network, the largest online network connecting electric vehicle drivers to charging stations; and ChargePoint Service Plans, cloud-based solutions that give organizations the control and flexibility they need to manage their charging services. Open to all charging station manufacturers, Coulomb’s ChargePoint Network industry partners include Leviton, Siemens and Aker Wade. Drivers have plugged into the independently owned charging stations connected to ChargePoint Network for over 215,000 charging sessions. Coulomb's ChargePoint Network is dispensing more than 140 Megawatt hours (MWh) of energy each month, and doubling the electric transportation fuel dispensed each quarter.
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