News Advisory, Office of Mayor Chuck Reed - City of San José and Coulomb Technologies Team Up to Plug In and Go Green

Coulomb Technologies Announces New Smart Charging Infrastructure for Plug-In Vehicles

News Advisory - Office of Mayor Chuck Reed

San José, CALIF. – July 21, 2008


Join Mayor Chuck Reed and Coulomb Technologies CEO Richard Lowenthal for a media availability announcing the latest in green technology: a smart charging infrastructure for plug-in vehicles, including electric cars, plug-in hybrids, and more.

Mayor Reed and Lowenthal will demonstrate how residents will be able to charge plug-in vehicles from smart charging stations located on streetlights, curbside and parking lots. Vehicles on hand will include a new plug-in hybrid as yet unseen in Northern California.

This media availability will take place at Plug-In 2008, a conference and exposition that showcases how residents can drive cars that average 100 miles per gallon and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Mayor Reed will deliver welcome remarks at the Plug-In 2008 opening plenary session at 8:30 a.m.


Media Availability – Tuesday, July 22, 2008 10 a.m.


Coulomb Technologies Booth #302, Plug-In 2008
Exhibit Hall 3, San José McEnery Convention Center
150 West San Carlos Street
San José, CA 95113


Mayor Chuck Reed, City of San José
Richard Lowenthal, CEO, Coulomb Technologies


As part of San José's innovative Green Mobility Showcase, Coulomb Technologies will demonstrate ways that residents and visitors can plug-in and charge up their vehicles. Major automakers have announced delivery of plug-in vehicles to the U.S. marketplace by 2010.


Reporters will see the Mayor and Lowenthal demonstrate the new charging stations – and have the opportunity to experience the technology hands-on. Also on hand, a major automaker's new plug-in hybrid vehicle, not before seen in Northern California.

B-roll of the charging stations demonstrated outside of San José's City Hall will be available.

Media Contact:

Michelle McGurk
Tel: 408-535-4840
PIO, Office of Mayor Chuck Reed