Edison, N.J., and Campbell, Calif., May 1, 2012 – Fuji Electric Corporation of America announced today that it has collaborated with Coulomb Technologies to integrate Coulomb’s ChargePoint® Network into its DC Quick Charging Stations. The ChargePoint Network is the largest network of independently owned charging stations in the world and Fuji Electric’s 25kW chargers will be a valuable addition, providing a full charge to electric vehicles in approximately 60 minutes. The Fuji Electric charging stations are to be released in the US later this year, and will offer electric vehicle drivers and station owners alike the convenience of accessing all the advanced functionality of the ChargePoint Network. The ChargePoint Network-enabled Fuji station will be showcased at the EVS26 show in Los Angeles, May 6 – 8, 2012 in the Fuji Electric’s Booth #823 and in the Coulomb Technologies’ Booth #943.
“Fuji Electric has conducted extensive research to understand consumers’ concerns, and we’ve tailored our product to address these needs,” says Phil Charatz, president and CEO of Fuji Electric Corp. of America. “We look forward to providing users with a convenient and satisfying charging experience, and the integration of ChargePoint Network into our product will help to enhance that interaction.”
ChargePoint-enabled Fuji Electric stations will be included on all ChargePoint mobile phone applications for iPhone, Android and Blackberry. These ChargePoint mobile apps provide an easy way to locate stations near any specified address and get turn-by-turn directions. Additionally, these applications allow drivers to utilize ChargePoint Network’s station reservation feature. Drivers can locate stations, and then make, view and cancel a reservation time slot directly from a smart phone. EV drivers can access features including the ability to: help with trip planning, manage the cost of charging, and find and operate public ChargePoint-enabled stations.
“The collaboration with Fuji Electric is an important addition to the ChargePoint Network,” said Pat Romano, president and CEO of, Coulomb Technologies. “EV drivers can look forward to state-of-the-art cloud-based EV charging solutions all available on Fuji stations, With more than 300 charging stations deployed in the overseas market, Fuji Electric brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the EV Charging industry here in the US, making their product a perfect fit for our network of users.”
“Fuji Electric has made its commitment to energy and the environment a top priority, and our goal of working toward a sustainable future is evident in the products we manufacture. Helping to develop the charging infrastructure is a critical step towards mass adoption of electric vehicles in the USA, and our 90-years of experience have proven our ability to manufacture reliable products complete with the latest technologies,” said Charatz.
Fuji Electric Corp. of America is a wholly owned subsidiary of Fuji Electric Co., Ltd., and has been responsible for sales and distribution of the company’s products since 1970. Fuji Electric Co., Ltd. has been developing power electronics equipment since 1923, and is a global leader in industrial products ranging from semiconductors, power supply, and power generation equipment to AC drives and electric vehicle charging stations. For more information please visit www.americas.fujielectric.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.