The city of Hillsboro, Oregon recently signed onto a deal to install 16 ChargePoint charging stations made by Coulomb Technologies.
Hillsboro is the 5th largest city in Oregon, but will become the first city in the state to employ the ChargePoint system. The 16 charging stations will be located throughout the downtown area including their new "green" intermodal transit facility that will be built later this year.
Hillsboro, located just 14 miles outside of the capital of Portland, is know for their eco-friendly designs, green thinking, and large scale conservation efforts. The city has long been know as the "Silicon Forest" and looks to lead the way for the state of Oregon as the foremost supporter of EVs.
The city selected the Coulomb system, as most other cities have, due to the integrated design that allows each charging station to communicate with each other, to log electricity usage, and to offer an easy method of payment. the convenience of the ChargePoint system is a big draw for most cities and users alike.
90,000 residents of Hillsboro will soon have the chance to experience the ChargePoint system and may decide that convenient charging areas will make an EV feasible for them in their everyday lives. With the infrastructure in place, buyers will be more likely to chose an EV as their next vehicle and the cities forward thinking will provide the means for EV owners in the future.
Source: Coulomb Technologies Press Release
Hillsboro, Oregon Announces Plans to Rollout Coulomb Technologies ChargePoint Charging Station Infrastructure for Plug-In Vehicles
Oregon’s 5th Largest City Gets Plugged-in With 16 Charging Stations For Electric Vehicles in Downtown
HILLSBORO, Ore.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Coulomb Technologies, the leader in charging station infrastructure, today announced that the City of Hillsboro is the first in the State of Oregon to announce plans to deploy ChargePoint™ Networked Charging Stations for plug-in and electric vehicles. The 16 charging stations will be installed in downtown Hillsboro including their new “green” intermodal transit facility to be built in 2009. The charging stations, available for public use, are part of the city’s large-scale sustainability and green movement, designed to showcase conservation, environmentalism and eco-friendly design. Long known as the “Silicon Forest,” for its high-tech roots, Hillsboro is located 15 miles outside of Portland and is the home to more than 90,000 residents.
“Our city is progressive and aggressive in implementing sustainable solutions to environmental and economic challenges,” said David Robinson, director of Facilities and Fleet, City of Hillsboro. “We have a large forward-thinking population ready to embrace electric vehicle technology and the City is committed to providing the facilities to meet the public’s demand. These charging stations will be conveniently located in the heart of downtown, only one block from our train station, one block from our hospital and a short walk from Pacific University. We selected Coulomb’s charging stations because of the integrated advanced technology features; Coulomb is the only company we have found that has examined every facet of EV charging technology and developed the comprehensive solution. We are proud to be the first in the state to showcase this advanced technology; we hope other cities will follow and help us make Oregon the national leader in EV technology delivery.”
Coulomb Technologies has developed the charging stations for municipalities, utilities, green office buildings and parking garages to allow consumers to charge their electric vehicles wherever they live, work and shop. Consumers subscribe to the ChargePointSM Network and receive a ChargePoint Smart Card that allows them to charge their car at any charging station worldwide. The ChargePoint Network enabled charging stations provide:
- A revenue stream to pay for electricity, capital equipment and maintenance
- The ability for drivers to find unoccupied charging stations via web-enabled cell phones
- Notification by SMS Text or email when charging is complete
- Authenticated access to eliminate energy theft
- Authorized energizing for safety
- Remote monitoring and diagnostics for superior quality of service
- Smart Grid integration for utility load management with future V2G capabilities
To locate available charging stations, visit www.mychargepoint.net and click “Find Stations”. Coulomb’s charging stations were sold to the City of Hillsboro through their Northwest distributor Charge Northwest http://www.chargenw.com/.
“The City of Hillsboro has long been known for their deep roots in technology and environmentalism,” said Richard Lowenthal CEO of Coulomb Technologies. “The selection of Coulomb’s networked charging stations will give the city new bragging rights when it comes to advanced infrastructure.”
About Coulomb Technologies, Inc.
Coulomb Technologies headquartered in Campbell, Calif., offers a family of products and services that provide a plug-in vehicle charging infrastructure, which includes ChargePoint Networked Charging Stations ranging in capability from 120V 15A to 240V 80A AC charging to future 120kW DC charging. Coulomb applies networking technology to the challenge of charging electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids in order to fuel the electric transportation industry. Coulomb’s ChargePoint Network (http://www.mychargepoint.net ) addresses the needs of drivers, utilities, governments, and parking space owners. For more information, please visit http://www.coulombtech.com. Follow Coulomb on Twitter at twitter.com/coulombevi.
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