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Anaheim Installs Networked EV Charging Station

August 03, 2010

CAMPBELL, CA - Coulomb Technologies, a leader in electric vehicle charging station infrastructure, said that the city of Anaheim, Calif., has installed its first ChargePoint networked charging station for electric vehicles (EVs).

The charging station is located in the parking structure of the Anaheim West Tower at 201 S. Anaheim Blvd., which is the location of the main office of Anaheim Public Utilities. The city is currently using the Coulomb unit to recharge two city-owned converted plug-in Toyota Priuses.

Coulomb's distributor Clean Fuel Connection was responsible for the sale and will provide maintenance of the charging station. The ChargePoint station will be used to service the city fleet but will also be available for public use.

"The city of Anaheim, like many U.S. locations, had legacy non-networked charging stations installed in the 1990s," said Richard Lowenthal, CEO of Coulomb Technologies. "These existing stations are throughout the city in employee parking lots, the police department, train stations, and their fleet yard, and the city has a plan to replace these old stations with new networked charging stations."

"The city of Anaheim has a long history of promoting sustainable practices for our operations, employees and residents," said a spokesperson for Anaheim Public Utilities. "For example, we have committed that 90 percent of our light- and medium-duty fleet will be alt-fuel or electric drive-based by the year 2020. Installing this Coulomb ChargePoint networked charging station is part of our plan for promoting the use of greener vehicles in our fleets, among our utility customers, and within our city."

Anaheim's new 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. 

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