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Orlando Kicks Off 'ChargePoint America' for EVs

June 29, 2010

CAMPBELL, CA - Coulomb Technologies said that Central Florida was the first to install a ChargePoint Networked Charging Station for electric vehicles (EV) as a part of the $37 million ChargePoint America program. 

The region is due to receive hundreds of free home and public ChargePoint stations for EVs as major automotive manufacturers introduce their electric cars. Orlando on June 17 commemorated the occasion with an official ribbon-cutting ceremony at Orlando City Hall Plaza. During the event, the smart fortwo electric drive was showcased by smart USA. 

Coulomb's ChargePoint America program will provide nearly 5,000 charging stations to program participants in nine regions in the United States: Austin, Texas; Detroit; Los Angeles; New York; Orlando; Sacramento, Calif.; the San Jose/San Francisco Bay Area; Bellevue/Redmond, Wash.; and Washington D.C. 

The program is in a strategic partnership with three leading automobile brands -- Ford, Chevrolet and smart USA. 

Installation of the ChargePoint charging stations for electric vehicles are beginning now in all nine designated regional metropolitan areas of the U.S. 

"We are also thrilled that the beautiful city of Orlando is the kickoff of our summer tour to raise awareness of the ChargePoint America program delivering infrastructure for EVs to cities across the country," said Richard Lowenthal, CEO of Coulomb Technologies. "Orlando is leading the charge and is the recipient of the first installed ChargePoint station under the ChargePoint America program. The installation of these home and public charging stations will create employment for hundreds of people in Central Florida and provide the essential infrastructure necessary for the future of transportation." 

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