350Green is teaming up with Coulomb Technologies to install 400-plus ChargePoint stations in a handful of U.S. states, including New York, Pennsylvania, Illinois, Indiana and California. With this announcement, 350Green's network of chargers is expected to exceed 1,000 units here in the States, some with quick-charge capabilities and most installed at Walgreen locations across the country.
We wouldn't call 350Green's scheme game-changing, but every installed charger is an outlet in the right direction.
350Green to Install Charging Stations and Use ChargePoint Network Cloud-Based EV Charging Services as it Expands its National Footprint
CAMPBELL, Calif., Sep 22, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- 350Green and Coulomb Technologies today announced they will extend the reach of both companies' technologies and services. 350Green has agreed to purchase and install more than 400 charging stations across the country powered by the ChargePoint(R) Network, further growing the largest network of independently-owned charging stations. 350Green will also utilize ChargePoint Network cloud-based EV charging solutions to manage its national network, including charging stations from its other manufacturer partners. ChargePoint Network is the largest online network of electric vehicle (EV) charging stations and drivers.
350Green is building out a national network of more than 1,000 charging stations, with projects under way in New York, Pennsylvania, Illinois, Indiana, and California. The company is installing both Level 2 and DC Fast chargers in convenient locations through partnerships with retailers like Walgreens and real estate developers like Simon Property Group.
As part of the ChargePoint Network, 350Green will be able to set up EV services, fees, track revenues, costs and utilization using rich analysis tools. Drivers will enjoy the advanced features and benefits of the ChargePoint Network including 24/7 driver support, driver billing options and mobile phone applications that provide drivers with real-time station location and availability, turn-by-turn navigation, and charging status.
"This is a significant expansion of our ChargePoint Network as 350Green has chosen to exclusively utilize ChargePoint Network to deliver services to its customers," said Pat Romano, president and CEO at Coulomb.
"With ChargePoint Network, we can launch a fully developed, feature-rich solution for managing charging services and stations," said Mariana Gerzanych, co-founder and CEO of 350Green. "This agreement will accelerate the development and launch of 350Green's national network of charging stations and provide us and our location partners with user-oriented features and host-oriented information and data."
About Coulomb Technologies, Inc.
Coulomb Technologies is the leading electric vehicle charging solutions company, providing the ChargePoint Network, the largest global online network connecting electric vehicle drivers to charging stations in over 14 countries. Coulomb also provides ChargePoint Network service plans, cloud-based solutions that handle all driver billing and support and give organizations the control and flexibility they need to optimize performance of their electric vehicle charging operations. Coulomb Technologies customers include large employers such as Google and SAP; utilities such and Orlando Utilities Commission and Austin Energy; municipalities such as City of San Francisco and City of New York; large shopping centers such as South Coast Plaza and Bellevue Square; and parking services providers such as Edison Properties, Priority Parking and InterPark. Open to all charging station manufacturers, Coulomb's ChargePoint Network is currently charging more than 26,000 vehicles per month, dispensing over 165 Megawatt hours (MWh) of energy each month, and doubling the electric transportation fuel dispensed each quarter.
350Green is a project developer that designs, builds and operates a scalable, nationwide network of electric vehicle (EV) charging stations. The company partners with retailers, commercial property managers and developers, and municipalities to locate charging stations at places near where EV drivers live and work. Current projects are underway in Illinois, Pennsylvania, California, and New York. The company has signed partnerships with Walgreens and Simon Property Group, among others. More information is available at www.350green.com .