Coulomb Technologies? ChargePoint Network for Electric Vehicles Expands Into New Mexico

Coulomb Technologies, Inc. a leader in electric vehicle systems and application services, today announced that New Mexico is the latest state to join the ChargePoint® Network. Albuquerque is the first city in the state to provide electric vehicle charging services with the installation of two charging stations for electric vehicles (EV). The stations are located in the heart of downtown Albuquerque at 498 3rd Street NW and are open to the public. The sale and installation of the ChargePoint charging stations was completed by Verdek, Coulomb’s south central regional distributor and Southwest Energy Conservation, the local reseller.

“These first two parking spots are the next step in moving our City toward the future of alternative fuel vehicles,” said Albuquerque Mayor Richard J. Berry. “We are offering a six month pilot program where citizens can charge their electric vehicles for free. We expect this incentive will help bridge the gap between the distribution of new electric vehicles and available public charge stations.”

The ChargePoint Network expansion into New Mexico brings EV drivers the easy-to-use unique services including: real-time status and location of unoccupied charging stations, tracking and reporting greenhouse gas and gasoline savings, and charging status notification, all by SMS, email or smart phone (iPhone and Blackberry) applications. Coulomb’s ChargePoint Network is open to all drivers of plug-in vehicles and all manufacturers of electric vehicle charging stations.

Through the ChargePoint Network, stations owners can provide a distinctive new service, attract new customers and generate new revenues from EV charging. Charging station owners can set their own prices for charging as a function of time of day, calendar date – much like a parking meter. Stations can also be configured to provide ‘free’ access to EV drivers. Station owners can also:

Recover energy costs with PCI compliant driver billing
Track and report energy usage and savings for greenhouse gas and fuel
Set multiple service plans for EV driver usage
Create flexible billing options for their customers without a subscription via contactless credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, AMEX, and Discover)
Access 24 X 7 station monitoring and driver support
Post custom advertising and greetings on the charging station display

VERDEK promotes EVs, NEVs and charging station infrastructure to support the growth of an alternative and sustainable transportation system in North America. VERDEK can also be viewed on Facebook (Verdek EV Solutions) and Twitter (Guymannino).

Coulomb Technologies is the leader in electric vehicle charging solutions, with charging systems and application services delivered by the ChargePoint Network. The ChargePoint Network provides multiple web-based portals for Hosts, Fleet Managers, Drivers, and Utilities. The open-system driver network went live in January 2009 and now operates in 14 countries with Network Operations Centers in the U.S., UK, Ireland, the Netherlands, Germany and Hong Kong. Coulomb’s ChargePoint Networked Charging Stations range from 120 to 240 VAC charging up to 500 Volt DC fast charging with more than 4000 stations shipped worldwide.