Two of the largest US makers of plug-in vehicle charging systems are embarking on a cooperative effort that certainly fits the stereotypical "peace and love" vibe sometimes associated with the green-car movement.
ChargePoint got into the spirit this year and held a holiday photo contest to give away a year of free charging. Sure, there are still a number of no-cost charging stations out there, but the number is decreasing, and all it took to win was the image of a beach-loving EVSE you can see on the right.
Electric-vehicle supply equipment (EVSE) may provide the juice for new plug-in vehicles, but it's the other way around when it comes to sales with then relatively nascent EVSE market, according to a recent Pike Research report.
ChargePoint, a leading supplier of US charging station networks, has introduced its New Electric Vehicle Charging Station Mobile Application for iPhone and Android smart phones. It's the company's newest ChargePoint EV charging station app with a redesigned look, offering users information on "all EV charging stations installed in the United States," not just those placed by ChargePoint.
The ChargePoint national network has gotten its very first DC quick charger. A Fuji Electric fast charger is now available on ChargePoint at the Residence Inn by Marriott in San Juan Capistrano, CA. It's owned and operated by EV-integrator Evoasis and is open to the public at the hotel located along Interstate 5.
If you don't like your chances to win one of the ten free iPads Plug In America is giving away, you can guaranteed get a free ChargePoint card from ChargePoint between now and National Plug In Day 2012 this Sunday. You can sign up for the freebie (which, of course, you might still have to pay to use) by telling ChargePoint where to send it. Normally, a ChargePoint card costs $5.
Coulomb Technologies' big news at EVS26 was a collaboration with Fuji Electric Corporation of America to add Fuji's 25-kW DC Quick Charging Stations into the ChargePoint Network. In fact, the very first such charger on the network was sitting there in the booth, and actual deployment in the U.S. is scheduled for later this year. Coulomb is already neck-deep in actual deployments of electric vehicle charging stations: more that 6,300 non-residential stations are online now and Coulomb says that a
Coulomb Technologies, which in 2010 set out to install 4,500 electric-vehicle charging stations throughout 10 U.S. regions as part of a U.S. Department of Energy Department (DOE) plan, has shipped more than 2,400 public and commercial stations and is finalizing the installation of the commercial stations earmarked by the DOE in its ChargePoint America program.
Ready to take your all-electric car on a road trip? If you're headed along the Pennsylvania Turnpike, 2013 might just be your year. The plan is to install EV charging stations in all 17 of the service plazas along the highway by June 30 of that year. Each plaza will get one Level 2 charging stations and two DC fast chargers, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection's Kevin Sunday told Essential Public Radio. The first stations will be put in in the spring of 2012.
Plug-in vehicle charging stations are still a bit of a rarity here in the United States and, while 400 additional chargers won't make for a nation that's blanketed with the technology, we'll certainly take all the charging points we can get.
Despite the fact that BMW selected AeroVironment (AV) as its "preferred provider" of electric vehicle charging equipment, accessories and installation services for its Active E, the German automaker has teamed with Coulomb Technologies, not AV, to jointly announce that "drivers of the forthcoming BMW Active E all-electric vehicle will be able to take advantage of the expansion of the ChargePoint Network into the Boston Metro."
Showcased during the Plug-in 2011 Conference, Coulomb Technologies has revealed two of its latest additions to its ChargePoint networked charging station lineup. Both chargers – dual-port Level 2 models based on Coulomb's CT2020 – provide two 7.2-kilowatt ports and have been specifically designed for the North American market. With the CT2025, charging is delivered via two standard SAE J1772 connectors attached to self-retracting cords. The CT2021 (pictured) makes due without the win
Madison Gas and Electric (MGE), a distributor of electricity to more than 138,000 customers, will install 18 additional Coulomb ChargePoint Networked Charging Stations to service electric vehicles (EVs) in and around the Dane County, WI area. Once installed, Dane County, home to more than 490,000 people, will have 24 operational charging stations.
Coulomb Technologies has installed its first ChargePoint networked electric vehicle charging station in Michigan under the $37-million ChargePoint America program. The charger, located at the NextEnergy headquarters in downtown Detroit, is the first of hundreds of free public and home charging stations that the ChargePoint America program will install in the state of Michigan. Installation was carried out by Coulomb distributor Shocking Solutions (now, that's a great name for an electric car cha
By October 2011, the ChargePoint America program, assisted by Coulomb Technologies, is expected to complete installation of 4,600 free public and home charging stations funded by a $15-million grant from the U.S. government. The chargers will appear in nine regions across the U.S.: Austin, TX, Detroit, Los Angeles, New York, Orlando, FL, Sacramento, CA, the San Jose/San Francisco Bay Area, Bellevue/Redmond, WA, and Washington D.C.
Coulomb Technologies is slowly but surely expanding the reach of its ChargePoint stations beyond the company's home base of California. Now, two more countries are now part of Coulomb's ever-growing network of customers: Australia and Poland.