News and Updates
News and Updates
Coulomb Technologies Secures $14 Million in Series B Funding Led by Voyager Capital and Rho Ventures
February 1, 2010
Coulomb Technologies, a leader in electric vehicle (EV) charging station infrastructure, today announced that it has secured $14 million in Series B funding in a round led by Voyager Capital and Rho Ventures. Fueling its expansion into the market for powering EVs, Coulomb will use the funds to expand research and development, operations capital and sales. Coulomb's expansion will also include further penetration into worldwide markets including Asia and South America. Siemens Venture Capital GmbH and Hartford Ventures, a strategic investment division of The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. also participated in the round.
365 Energy and the cities of Amsterdam and Bochum have started operations of a novel, cross-country billing and roaming system. The platform allows for electric vehicles (EVs) to be charged in various European cities by using a single customer ID card issued by the municipalities. Due to the networked billing and roaming, EV users will not only be able to access ChargePoint Networked Charging Stations in Europe with the same ID, they will also receive an integrated invoice at the end of each billing period. There will be no extra charge for roaming, since these cities open their ChargePoint Networked Charging Stations for each other. In the near future, this will enable EV drivers to buy the electricity from their preferred provider.
Coulomb Technologies Installs ChargePoint Networked Charging Stations for Electric Vehicles at The Markets Supermarket Chain in Washington
January 20, 2010
Coulomb Technologies today announced the first installation of their ChargePoint Networked Charging Stations for EV in Washington. The Markets, headquartered in Bellingham, WA, has 21 supermarkets in the state, and the ChargePoint charging station location is the first to be sited in any supermarket in the country. There are estimated to be approximately 1,000 electric vehicles in Washington, which includes conversions, plug-in hybrid conversions, neighborhood electric vehicles and electric motorbikes. The ChargePoint Networked Charging Station is installed at the newly remodeled Fairhaven location at 3125 Old Fairhaven Pkwy Bellingham, WA 98225 and charging is free. Charge Northwest, Coulomb's Northwest distributor, installed the charging station.
DTE Energy Deploys Michigan's First ChargePoint Networked Charging Stations for Plug-in Vehicles in Detroit and Ann Arbor
January 13, 2010
Coulomb Technologies, the leader in electric vehicle charging station infrastructure and Shocking Solutions, the Midwest's leader in electric vehicle charging station infrastructure deployment, today announced the first networked charging stations for electric vehicles in Michigan are now available. Six ChargePoint® Networked Charging Stations have been deployed by DTE Energy at their Detroit headquarters and at an Ann Arbor facility to support a study on the effects of vehicle charging on the electrical grid. The study is funded under a grant from the Michigan Public Service Commission. The ChargePoint Stations will be utilized to charge vehicles by a standard extension cord connected to the vehicle (Level I) and at a higher voltage for a faster charge by the industry standard SAE J1772™ connector (Level II).
Coulomb Technologies and Aker Wade Announce Availability of Level III Networked Fast Charging Stations for Electric Vehicles
January 12, 2010
Powered by Aker Wade's Fast Charging Technology and Coulomb's ChargePoint Network, Agreement Brings Charging for EV's in Thirty Minutes: First Fast Charging Stations to Arrive in Q3 2010.
Lincoln City, Oregon Unveils ChargePoint Networked Charging Station Infrastructure for Electric Vehicles
January 11, 2010
Coulomb Technologies the leader in electric vehicle charging station infrastructure (www.coulombtech.com) and the City of Lincoln City (www.lincolncity.org) today announced the grand opening of their first ChargePoint® Networked Charging Stations for Electric Vehicles (EV). The charging station is the first of six stations located in and around the coastal town of Lincoln City. The official unveiling of the station takes place on Monday, January 11, 2010 at 4:00 pm at the Public Parking Lot on SW 51st Street. Available to t
Coulomb Technologies, Pima Association of Governments' Clean Cities Program, and Bookmans Entertainment Exchange announce Tucson's second ChargePoint Networked Charging Stations at Bookmans Entertainment Exchange
December 22, 2009
Coulomb Technologies, Bookmans Entertainment Exchange and Pima Association of Governments' Clean Cities program today announced the groundbreaking of Tucson's second ChargePoint® Networked Charging Station for Electric Vehicles. Located at Bookmans Entertainment Exchange at Ina and Thornydale in Tucson, the charging station is the second installation at Bookmans retailing locations. The first unveiling took place on Saturday, Dec. 19, 2009, at the Bookmans Tucson location at Grant and Campbell.
December 14, 2009
Coulomb Technologies, the leader in electric vehicle charging station infrastructure, today announced the first networked charging stations for electric vehicles are now available in Canada. The ChargePoint® Networked Charging Stations available for consumer and fleet use are now installed at the headquarters of Rapid Electric Vehicles (REV) in Vancouver. Additionally, Charge Northwest, Coulomb's Pacific Northwest distributor has signed REV as an official reseller in British Columbia of ChargePoint® Networked Charging Stations.
December 7, 2009
The City of Pleasant Hill announced today that Santa Claus will make a guest appearance in his plug-in Prius as he stops by to charge up at Pleasant Hill City Hall. Pleasant Hill has become the fourth Bay Area city to deploy the ChargePoint® Networked Charging Stations for Electric Vehicles (EV). Manufactured by Coulomb Technologies, the charging stations will be made operational in the city during a special holiday season unveiling ceremony on December 10, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. at the City Hall Parking Lot, 100 Gregory Lane.
November 17, 2009
Coulomb Technologies, the leader in electric vehicle charging station infrastructure, today announced the first networked charging stations for plug-in electric vehicles are available for use in the city of Houston, Texas. The ten charging stations available for consumer and City fleet use are part of a public demonstration project, dubbed the 'Power of the Plug-In', and funded by Reliant Energy one of the largest retail electric providers in Texas. The ten Reliant-provided charging stations will be located around Houston, with public stations at City Hall, the Health Department office at 8000 Stadium Drive and at the Mayor's Citizens Assistance Office at 9615 Rustic Wood, Kingwood. The official unveiling of the charging stations takes place on Tuesday, November 17, 2009 at 1:00 pm central at Houston City Hall 901 Bagby Street in downtown Houston. Coulomb's South Central U.S. distributor Verdek Corporation provided sales and support for the ChargePoint® Networked Charging Stations installation.