With the addition of the CT500, Coulomb's charging options now run the gamut from the basic home charging unit on up to Level III fast charging stations. While Coulomb specifically targets the home user with its CT500, the unit's advanced networking features will likely make it ideal for light commercial applications. With a slew of high-tech features, the CT500 costs more than your typical home charging unit. According to Coulomb spokeswoman Anne Smith, who spoke with Green Car Advisor, the CT500 will start at $2,500, excluding installation.
The CT500 may not place high on the list of available charging options for home users, but if networking capabilities matter to you, then the CT500 is one of but a few reasonably-priced chargers available for residential and light commercial applications. People looking for a charger without networking capability can find several cheaper options out there. Follow the jump to learn more about the CT500 charging unit.
[Source: Coulomb Technologies]
Coulomb Technologies Announces Availability of ChargePoint Network Residential Charging Stations for Electric Vehicles
CT500 Level II Charging Stations Designed for Residential and Light Commercial Use Bring Coulomb's Advanced ChargePoint Network Application Services to the Home
Campbell, CA July 26, 2010 – Coulomb Technologies today announced the availability of its residential charging stations for electric vehicles. Coulomb's new CT500 Level II ChargePoint® Networked Charging Stations are designed for home and light commercial use. The announcement expands Coulomb's spectrum of products for EVs from home to Level III fast charging stations. CT500 charging stations will be sold through Coulomb's OEM and distribution channels. The ChargePoint Network is based on an open interface, standards-based architecture that provides station owners with a complete set of business applications to market and bill for electric transportation fueling services, and provides drivers with EV charging applications to make fueling easy. The CT500 stations will be on display at the Plug-In 2010 Conference and Exposition in San Jose, California on July 26-29, 2010 in Coulomb booth #110.
"Coulomb has the most comprehensive and established product line and application services offering in the industry," said Richard Lowenthal, CEO Coulomb Technologies. "The addition of our residential charging stations coincides with the introduction of electric vehicles to the mass market. Our charging stations are available to order today and will bring all of the features and benefits people expect from the ChargePoint Network."
The CT500 charging station is a 7.2 kw single output station designed for residential and light commercial applications. The station delivers Level II (208/240 V @ 30 A) charging and is compatible with plug-in electric vehicles that comply with the SAE J1772™ plug-in electric vehicle-charging standard. The station's small size and flexible network interfaces make it an ideal solution for utilities, homeowners, fleet managers, and auto manufacturers. The CT500 is compatible with Leviton's recently announced innovative Evr-Green™ EVSE installation system. This industry-first prewire mounting system provides for simple plug-in installation for new charging stations.
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. 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 ChargePoint ChargePass™ smart card.
Availability The CT500 is available for order by contacting a Coulomb distributor in your area. Click here for more information.
About Coulomb Technologies, Inc.
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 twitter.com/coulombevi. To request a charging station in your area, visit www.mychargepoint.net/request-station.php. To download the ChargePoint iPhone App, click here.