July 29th, 2010
Helda Rodriguez brings us exciting news about her travels to Washington, DC. As the president of NovaCharge, Coulomb’s Southeastern USA distributor, she was asked to join a panel for a Town Hall meeting on Clean Energy and contribute information on the ChargePoint America program and how NovaCharge is involved with helping end our dependency on foreign oil.
When she arrived, she was surprised to find herself in great company next to Senators Kerry and Merkley!
There were over 300 attendees in the room and although it seemed to go very quickly, it was a chance to educate many people on what Coulomb, ChargePoint America, and NovaCharge are doing to help.
July 15th, 2010
Were you unable to make the ChargePoint America event at Edison ParkFast on Wednesday, July 15 with Mayor Bloomberg, HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan, and Coulomb CEO Richard Lowenthal?
You can find full photo and video coverage of the ceremony online at NYC.gov’s News from the Blue Room here: http://www.nyc.gov/html/om/html/2010b/pr313-10.html.
(Photo Credit: Spencer T Tucker)
July 14th, 2010
ChargePoint America sees its name in lights with the New York charging station unveiling this morning! The station is located at Edison ParkFast, 451 9th Avenue in Manhattan. New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Coulomb CEO Richard Lowenthal, HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan and Edison Properties Chairman Jerry Gottesman battled the rain but made it on time to attend this exciting event.
Mayor Bloomberg spoke at the celebration:“To meet the ambitious goals in PlaNYC, our long-term sustainability agenda, we will have to reduce transportation emissions by taking mass transit, walking or riding a bike, and increasing the use of alternative-fuel and electric vehicles,” he said. “Coulomb Technologies and the ChargePoint America program will help us support a new type of vehicle on City streets so we can reduce pollution and emissions in the most efficient way.”
New Yorkers will keep noticing this new A-lister charging station as The City of New York continues to install stations under the $37 million ChargePoint America program.
Look for more media coverage about this event throughout New York — the rain couldn’t keep these reporters from getting the top story today!
Official Coulomb Press Release: http://chargepointamerica.com/pr/pr-20100714.php
NYC.gov Videos & Pictures: News from the Blue Room
July 8th, 2010
This morning at the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) headquarters in Palo Alto, Coulomb Technologies, EPRI, and the California Energy Comission unveiled the first ChargePoint America public charging station in the state of California. It is only the second of almost 5000 stations that will be installed in 9 metropolitan cities around the country as a part of the $37 million ChargePoint America Program. Two plug-in hybrid Priuses received a healthy dose of electric energy from the charging station during the station unveiling and dedication.
News conference speakers included Silicon Valley Leadership Executive Director Carl Guardino, Energy Commissioner Jeffrey Byron, Coulomb President Praveen Mandal, EPRI Vice President of Environment and Renewables Sector Bryan Hannegan, US Department of Energy Supervisor, Hybrid Electric Systems and Materials Technology, Office of Vehicle Technologies Edwin Owens, and Palo Alto Mayor Pat Burt.
Check out the ABC7 K-GO news and video coverage of the event from the link below and watch for the event on CBS5’s K-PIX 6 o’clock news tonight!
ABC7 News and Video Report: $3.4M grant awarded for electric car charging stations
Coulomb Press Release: Coulomb Technologies Announces $3.4 Million from CA Energy Commission to Install Electric Vehicles Infrastructure