Gilbarco Veeder-Root and Coulomb Technologies partner to build charging infrastructure for electric vehicles
Agreement anticipates 2010 launch of vehicles from the major automakers
GREENSBORO, N.C. and CAMPBELL, CA – October 2, 2008 – Gilbarco Veeder-Root and Coulomb Technologies have partnered to lead development and commercialization of products that will enable the charging infrastructure for electric vehicles.
Gilbarco will exhibit Coulomb Technologies' Smartlet™ Charging Station at the National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS) show, October 4 – 7, 2008 at McCormick Place in Chicago, booth 6148.
"Gilbarco Veeder-Root offers the industry's leading sales, distribution and service channels for retail and fleet fueling equipment with their Gilbarco and Gasboy brands," said Richard Lowenthal, CEO of Coulomb Technologies. "This partnership leverages Gilbarco's expertise and payment products to provide retailers and fleet operators the best clean air technology, sales and support network for building the alternative fuel infrastructure they will need for the future."
Campbell Calif.-based Coulomb Technologies has developed a complete smart charging solution for plug-in vehicles. The company's Smartlet Charging Stations are individually controlled through the wireless Smartlet Communications Network and the ChargePoint™ Network Operating System. Smartlet Charging Stations perform bi-directional energy metering and control, user authentication, and 802.15.4 wireless local area network technology, which enable a subscription model through communication with a data center.
"Supporting the development of a recharging infrastructure for the transportation industry is important to us and our customers," said Richard Browne, Gilbarco's vice president of marketing for North America. "This partnership expands our industry-leading portfolio of equipment for alternative fuels."
Browne pointed out that the Gilbarco/Coulomb partnership complements and supports the exciting new vehicles being announced by General Motors, Chrysler and others.
Gilbarco Veeder-Root is the industry's leading provider of fueling equipment for retail and fleet operators. The company offers the industry's widest selection of equipment for alternative and emerging fuels.
About Gilbarco Veeder-Root
Gilbarco Veeder-Root and Gasboy are leading suppliers of payment systems, integrated fuel control, site management, and support services for petroleum marketers and commercial fueling enterprises worldwide. (www.gilbarco.com, www.veeder.com, www.gasboy.com). For more information visit www.gilbarco.com and www.askaboutpci.com.
About Coulomb Technologies, Inc.
Coulomb Technologies, headquartered in Campbell, Calif., offers a family of products and services that provide a plug-in vehicle charging infrastructure, which includes Smartlet Networked Charging Stations ranging in capability from 120V 15A to 240V 80A AC charging to 120kW DC charging. Coulomb applies networking technology to the challenge of charging electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids in order to fuel the electric transportation industry. Coulomb's ChargePoint Network addresses the needs of drivers, utilities, governments, and parking space owners.
Lucy Sackett, Director Marketing Communications
For Coulomb Technologies, Inc.
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