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Coulomb Technologies ChargePoint Networked Charging Station for EV Installed in Energy Efficient Residential Community in Philadelphia

Coulomb Technologies, in cooperation with Green Power Technologies, today announced that its ChargePoint® Networked Charging Station (www.coulombtech.com/products.php) for electric vehicles has been installed in Philadelphia’s first energy efficient housing project, designed to achieve Platinum under the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) for Homes Program residential community, Sheldon Crossing in Philadelphia, PA. The development, made up of 20 carriage-style homes, is located at 4711 Sheldon Street and will be officially unveiled on April 1, 2010 from 6-9 PM Eastern Time in conjunction with NBA Green Week. Special guests include the Philadelphia 76ers basketball team, local officials, developers Denale Inc. and executives from Comcast Spectacor Foundation www.comcastspectacorfoundation.org. Coulomb’s exclusive North East distributor Green Power Technologies http://www.gptechnology.com/ installed and will maintain the charging station. Also at the event, the new smart fortwo electric drive vehicle manufactured by smart USA manufactured by Daimler AG.

The Green Design Home will be open for one month following this event. A portion of all the monies raised benefit The Comcast Spectacor Foundation and the many local charities it endows. This is the first installation of a ChargePoint Networked Charging Station in Pennsylvania.

“This new development is a showcase for the future of eco-friendly living,” said Richard Lowenthal, CEO of Coulomb Technologies. “Charging stations for electric vehicles should be at the top of nearly every LEED checklist. We are pleased the developers have taken a progressive approach in looking at green transportation and electric vehicles.”

In addition to the ChargePoint charging station, the home will showcase the best in green architecture, fixtures, appliances, furnishings, and art. Other amenities include reclaimed slate on the bathroom walls and floors rescued from a shuttered school, countertops made of reclaimed antique pine that would otherwise have gone to a landfill, and Smart Home Automation that allows climate control, lighting, security and audio-visual accessible from a smart phone. There are also radiant heated bathroom floors, a fireplace surround comprised of reclaimed coconut shells, dual flush toilets and water purification systems. All are environmentally sensitive and stylistically chic yet maximize energy and water conservation. Outside, a ‘Tree of Life’, crafted from debris at the construction site, will be dedicated and leaves on the tree available for purchase. The tree will be donated to Mayor Nutter and the City of Philadelphia.

The Sheldon Crossing charging station is a part of the ChargePoint® Network, which is open to all drivers of plug-in vehicles and provides authentication, management, and real-time control for the networked electric vehicle charging stations. ChargePoint Network unique features include:

  • Charging status by SMS text or email notification
  • Location of unoccupied charging stations via smart phones
  • Authenticated access to eliminate energy theft
  • Authorized energizing for safety
  • Smart Grid integration for utility load management with future V2G capabilities
  • An ChargePoint iPhone App

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 ChargePass™ smart card. Other future payment options include using any smart (RFID) credit/debit card to authorize a session or using a standard credit or debit card at a remote payment station (RPS) to pay for charging sessions. To locate available charging stations, visit http://www.mychargepoint.net and click “Find Stations”.

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 (www.mychargepoint.net) 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, please visit www.coulombtech.com and follow Coulomb on Twitter at twitter.com/coulombevi. Download the ChargePoint iPhone App: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/chargepoint/id356866743

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