Directly below the industry’s Plug-In 2010 conference, Coulomb Technologies’ electric vehicle charging stations leaped from the show floor into the real world. During Wednesday’s plenary and breakout sessions, installation of two new ChargePoint America charging stations in the San Jose McEnery Convention Center Garage was under way!
On Thursday July 29, as Plug-In 2010 came to a close, San Jose Mayor Reed, Coulomb CEO Richard Lowenthal, and Silicon Valley Leadership Group CEO Carl Guardino helped present the first ChargePoint America charging station in San Jose. Behind them and happily charging were the Ford Focus ED, smart fortwo ED, and a Toyota Plug-In Prius.
“The installation of San Jose ’s first ChargePoint America station is an important step forward in our efforts to make the Bay Area the Electric Vehicle Capital of America,” said Mayor Chuck Reed. “Our partnership with Coulomb Technologies is the perfect example of how Silicon Valley can lead the world in clean tech innovation and create new green jobs in our community.”
Coulomb Technologies and ChargePoint America have partnered with three major car manufacturers so that early adopters of the Ford Focus ED, Ford Transit Connect Electric, smart fortwo electric drive, and Chevrolet Volt have an opportunity to get a free home charging station.
Coulomb Technologies Press Release: http://chargepointamerica.com/pr/pr-20100729.php
Event Photos by James Martin/CNET: http://news.cnet.com/2300-11386_3-10004328.html