As some analysts are predicting spectacular growth in the public charging market, something of a Wild West atmosphere is developing. Last month, Ecotality, one of the country’s largest network operators, filed for bankruptcy. Last week, Florida-based Car Charging Group announced that it would purchase Ecotality’s Blink charging network. Now Chargepoint, another giant network, is looking… Read more »
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ChargePoint hints at new lease deal on charging stations
It’s a familiar dilemma in green tech: the long-term benefits are substantial, but high upfront costs keep buyers from taking the plunge. This spells opportunity for companies that can find ways to remove this objection. Tesla’s cousin SolarCity is one example – it has achieved huge success by offering leases that let property owners enjoy savings… Read more »
ChargePoint’s new charging station allows two charging spots on a single circuit
With the introduction of its new CT4000 series of charging stations, ChargePoint seeks to address two issues: the cost of installation and the growing demand for charging spots. The CT4000’s power sharing feature allows a single circuit to power a dual-port station, so that operators can double the number of charging locations without increasing installation… Read more »
ChargePoint completes federally funded ChargePoint America program
The ChargePoint America program has installed over 4,600 home, public and commercial EV charging ports in ten regions of the US.
ChargePoint installs its first DC quick charger at California hotel
ChargePoint, a network of independently owned charging stations that operates in 14 countries, has opened its first publicly available DC fast charging station at the Residence Inn by Marriott in San Juan Capistrano, California, just off Interstate 5. The Fuji Electric 25 kW, CHAdeMO-compliant charger is owned and operated by EVoasis. “The collaboration with Fuji… Read more »
Coulomb announces ChargePoint 4.0
ChargePoint 4.0 is a free upgrade for all ChargePoint accounts, and will go live for station owners and drivers in September.
Coulomb partners with National Grid to extend ChargePoint network throughout New York State
Empire State EV owners should see their range anxiety steadily receding. Charging station manufacturer Coulomb Technologies announced this week that it has partnered with power provider National Grid to extend Coulomb’s ChargePoint Network throughout New York State. The company received a million bucks in funding (part of a promised $4.4 million) from the New York… Read more »
Fuji Electric will integrate Coulomb ChargePoint Network into its DC Quick Chargers
The ChargePoint-enabled Fuji stations will be showcased at the EVS26 show in Los Angeles next week, and will be released in the US later this year.
Eaton Corp’s Pow-R-Stations hook up with Coulomb’s ChargePoint Network
Coulomb's ChargePoint Network includes service plans, automated billing and payment processing, 24/7 driver support and services that show real-time station availability.
Mercedes to launch branded EV fast charging network, starting in North America
Mercedes-Benz plans to launch a DC fast charging network across North America, Europe, China and “other key markets.” It will begin this year in the US and Canada, and hopes to have the full network in place before the end of the decade, when the automaker means to go all-electric “wherever market conditions allow.” Recently,… Read more »