Coulomb Technologies Achieves UL Listing for Electric Vehicles

Coulomb Technologies announced that its ChargePoint CT2100 charging station has been certified to Underwriters Laboratories’ new requirements UL Subject 2594. UL Subject 2594 is the safety requirement covering Electric Vehicle (EV) supply equipment, and Coulomb’s ChargePoint CT2100 product family is one of the first charging stations to be evaluated to this standard.

In addition, the CT2100 is certified to UL 1998, UL 991, UL 2231-1 and UL 2231-2 standards. The CT2100 family of charging stations supports both Level II 208/240V, 30A charging (via the SAE J1772′ connector) and Level I 120V, 16A charging via a standard NEMA 5-20 outlet thereby offering the ability to charge almost any electric car.

UL evaluates representative products, components, materials and systems for compliance to specific requirements, and authorizes manufacturers of compliant products to display the UL Mark on those products.

‘Being able to display the UL Mark on our product is significant for many reasons,’ said Richard Lowenthal, CEO of Coulomb Technologies. ‘UL is a world leader in product safety testing and certification and adherence to their safety standards is required by many municipalities, utilities and businesses. Coulomb’s ChargePoint CT2100 is in high demand in part because it is the only charging station that has a Level I/II UL Listing that is shipping today. This technology is proven, certified and available.’

The CT2100 product family and all ChargePoint Networked Charging Stations are network-enabled, capable of reporting energy usage and communicating over the network with Software Application Services and Network Support Services to activate capabilities such as:

* Providing open access for all drivers using any standards-based RFID card
* Generating revenue for station owners to offset electricity and maintenance costs
* Sending SMS or Email notifications to drivers for charging complete or interruptions in charging
* Controlling access to eliminate energy theft and to enhance safety
* Integrating with the utility Smart Grid for demand side management and preferred pricing

‘In 2009 UL led the development of a new set of safety requirements in anticipation of a growing market for electric vehicles, infrastructure and accompanying products,’ said Gary Savin, UL’s Vice President and General Manager for Global Power and Controls business. ‘Coulomb is one of the early pioneers in having their product listed to UL Subject 2594. This is a significant milestone for UL, Coulomb and the industry as a whole as it paves the way for new Electric Vehicle infrastructure in the United States.’

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. For more information, follow Coulomb on Twitter at To request a charging station in your area, visit

UL is an independent product safety certification organization that has been testing products and writing Standards for Safety for more than a century. UL evaluates more than 19,000 types of products, components, materials and systems from more than 66,000 manufacturers each year. In total, there are more than 20 billion UL Marks appearing on products worldwide. UL’s global family of companies and network of service providers includes 68 laboratory, testing and certification facilities serving customers in 102 countries.