MILWAUKEE, Wis. April 26, 2012 -- Coulomb Technologies announced today that the new electric vehicle (EV) charging station unveiled at Discovery World in Milwaukee is part of Coulomb’s ChargePoint® Network, the largest network of independently owned charging stations in the world.
The City of Milwaukee’s Office of Environmental Sustainability (OES) is paving the way for electric vehicles in Milwaukee by installing five public EV charging stations throughout the city. All funding for the project is provided for through a American Recovery and Reinvestment Act grant from the U.S. Department of Energy.
The stations are manufactured by Coulomb Technologies and are part of Coulomb's ChargePoint® Network. The network provides a variety of features for drivers: help with trip planning, management of charging costs, and assistance in finding and operating public ChargePoint-enabled stations.
Milwaukee, in partnership with Discovery World and AT&T Wisconsin, unveiled the first EV station outside the museum, a landmark along Milwaukee’s downtown lakeshore. The Discovery World site is one of two EV charging stations fully operational and available for public use in Milwaukee, with three additional sites coming soon. A site at City Center is also currently operational. Three stations in progress are located at Brady Street, the Clarion Hotel and the west side of Milwaukee.
Carbon Day Automotive, along with local partner ElectriCharge Mobility, provided the charging stations for these projects as part of the network expansion throughout Wisconsin.
ChargePoint locations are included on all ChargePoint mobile phone applications for iPhone, Android and Blackberry. The ChargePoint mobile apps provide an easy way to locate stations near any specified address, get turn-by-turn directions, and even start and stop a charging session directly from a smart phone. Additionally, these apps allow drivers to utilize ChargePoint Network's station reservation feature. Drivers can locate stations, and then make, view and cancel a reservation directly from their smart phones.
At the event, AT&T Wisconsin also announced that it has quadrupled its Alternative Fuel Vehicle (AFV) fleet program in Wisconsin to nearly 200 vehicles since it was first launched in 2010. Both the City of Milwaukee and AT&T Wisconsin highlighted the importance of using AFVs to not only help reduce carbon emissions and improve neighborhood air quality, but to also help reduce our country’s dependence on foreign oil and save on fuel costs.
“Within the next 12 months, the state of Wisconsin will see new makes and models of electric vehicles on our roads, and we want to raise awareness of these fuel-efficient and emission-free vehicles,” said Matthew Howard, City of Milwaukee Environmental Sustainability Director. “We’re letting owners of these vehicles know that Milwaukee supports them with public charging infrastructure in convenient and prominent locations. These efforts help Milwaukee build upon the established ChargePoint Network and plan for a greener future for all of us.”
Carbon Day Automotive is the market leader in electric vehicle charging infrastructure throughout the Midwest. All Carbon Day Automotive stations are powered by the ChargePoint Network, providing real-time station location, status, and driver/host interaction. Please visit www.CarbonDayAutomotive.com
Coulomb Technologies is the leading electric vehicle charging solutions company. Coulomb’s ChargePoint Network is the largest online global charging network connecting electric vehicle drivers to charging stations in 14 countries. Coulomb also provides ChargePoint Network service plans and cloud-based solutions that handle all driver billing and support. This provides organizations the control and flexibility they need to optimize performance of their electric vehicle charging operations. Open to all charging station manufacturers, stations on ChargePoint Network are currently dispensing over 437 Megawatt hours of energy each month, with drivers plugging in for more than 2400 charging sessions per day.