imply point a browser to mychargepoint.net, click on “Request a Station”, enter an address, and plant a red icon on the location where you would like to see a public charging station. Coulomb is working closely with state and local governments as well as businesses and utilities to build the necessary infrastructure to best serve the demand EV charging.
Additionally, Coulomb announced that their newly released ChargePoint App for the iPhone and iTouch has reached nearly 30,000 downloads. The free App locates ChargePoint Networked Charging Stations for EV anywhere in North America, and displays in real time if a charging station is currently available or in use.
With the ChargePoint App, drivers can start and stop charging sessions, be notified when their vehicle is fully charged, and get directions to stations.
“Given the rapid and overwhelming success of the ChargePoint App, clearly there is a tremendous amount of interest in EV infrastructure in anticipation of the release of electric vehicles,” said Richard Lowenthal CEO of Coulomb Technologies.
Coulomb’s ChargePoint® Network, is open to all drivers of plug-in vehicles and provides authentication, management, and real-time control for the networked electric vehicle charging stations. ChargePoint Network unique features include:
* Charging status by SMS text or email notification
* Location of unoccupied charging stations via smart phones
* Authenticated access to eliminate energy theft
* Authorized energizing for safety
* Smart Grid integration for utility load management with future V2G capabilities
The network of electric vehicle charging stations is accessible to all plug-in drivers by making a toll free call to the 24/7 number on each charging station, or signing up for a ChargePoint Network monthly access plan and obtaining a ChargePass™ smart card.
Other future payment options include using any smart (RFID) credit/debit card to authorize a session or using a standard credit or debit card at a remote payment station (RPS) to pay for charging sessions.
Coulomb Technologies is the leader in electric vehicle charging station infrastructure with networked charging stations installed in municipalities and organizations worldwide. Coulomb provides a vehicle-charging infrastructure, with an open system driver network: the ChargePoint Network provides multiple web-based portals for Hosts, Fleet managers, Drivers, and Utilities, and ChargePoint Networked Charging Stations ranging in capability from 120 Volt to 240 Volt AC charging and up to 500 Volt DC charging.