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Mo. Greeting Card Business Installs EV Station

March 01, 2011

KANSAS CITY, MO - Greeting card company Posty Cards has installed a publicly available ChargePoint networked electric vehicle charging station at the company's new headquarters in Kansas City, Mo. 

Installing electric vehicle (EV) charging stations can earn a company LEED building credit, and the Posty Cards headquarters facility is seeking to become Platinum LEED-certified -- the highest energy and environmental designation available in the United States. Sales and installation of the ChargePoint stations was completed by Lilypad EV via Coulomb Technologies' distributor Carbon Day Automotive. The stations are manufactured by Coulomb Technologies, based in Campbell, Calif.

"The ChargePoint station is a further example of our commitment to sustainability, and we hope this installation will support and raise awareness that electric vehicles will soon be available throughout Missouri," said Erick Jessee, president of Posty Cards. "Even better, we are encouraging our employees and the public at large to consider owning electric vehicles as a cleaner, more efficient mode of transportation."

ChargePoint stations are managed by the ChargePoint Network. As a result, Posty Cards can control access to its corporate ChargePoint stations, enabling only authorized users to charge their vehicles. ChargePoint also reports on electricity consumption for accounting and budgeting purposes, and greenhouse gas emission reductions for each user.

ChargePoint provides EV drivers the ability to locate and navigate to charging stations anywhere on the ChargePoint Network, and check station availability from any smart phone or Web browser.

Coulomb's CT2100 ChargePoint charging stations have dual outputs that deliver charge simultaneously. Stations supply both a 7.2 kW Level II output delivering 208-240 VAC at 30 Amps via a standard SAE J1772 connector attached by a fixed 18-foot cable, and a 2 kW Level 1 output delivering 120 VAC at 16 Amps via a standard NEMA 5-20 receptacle protected behind a locking door.

LilyPad EV is the Kansas and Missouri reseller for Coulomb Technologies. Coulomb Technologies' ChargePoint Network now operates in 14 countries.

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