Leading Dutch Electric Vehicle Charging Station Manufacturer Alfen Joins Coulomb Technologies’ ChargePoint NetworkMonday, July 18, 2011
Raleigh, North Carolina - July 18, 2011 - Coulomb Technologies and leading European electric vehicle (EV) charging station manufacturer, Alfen today announced that Alfen’s ICU Twin public charging station is the latest to be compatible with Coulomb’s ChargePoint® Network. The announcement brings significant advantages to Alfen’s customers, giving them access to Coulomb’s family of cloud-based solutions for managing EV charging operations. Alfen’s customers also become a part of the largest global EV network supporting the greatest number of station owners and EV drivers in the world. The ChargePoint Network provides station owners with cloud-based service plans that handle all driver billing and support, and give them the control and flexibility needed for successful charging operations.
Alfen is Coulomb’s newest ChargePoint On-Ramp Program partner. A demonstration of the solution integration will be shown at the Plug-In 2011 conference and exhibition in the Coulomb Technologies booth #121, July 18 – 20 in Raleigh, NC.
Coulomb Technologies is a member of the Electric Drive Transportation Association (EDTA).
“Customers buying Alfen charging stations will be able to access all of the deployment proven functionalities of the ChargePoint Network service plans,” said Pat Romano, president and CEO at Coulomb Technologies. “Alfen joins the more than 700 customers whose stations are part of ChargePoint Network, the largest and longest running global network supporting charging station owners and their drivers in the world.”
“Alfen has become one of the most important producers of electric charging stations with a network of more than 500 charging station locations in the Netherlands,” said Elbert Lievense, Business Manager, ICU at Alfen. “When wide-spread adoption of electric vehicles is realized, the impact of the grid will be enormous, and intelligence will be needed for this new challenge. It is this combined technology that strengthens Alfen’s position in developing and producing EV charging points. The combination of Alfen charging stations with Coulomb’s cloud services forms the most comprehensive solution for EV charging services. This partnership enables not only the most complete management system for EV charging services and fleet owners but also grid owners.”
For more than 70 years, Alfen BV has been a trusted and recognized manufacturer and supplier of high, middle and low voltage grid equipment. Alfen has developed into an international, independent and innovative powerhouse as a turn-key supplier of substations including transformers, MV systems, MV-switchgears with a complete portfolio of design, production, installation, monitoring and maintenance activities.
Alfen has become one of the most important producers of electric charging stations in the Netherlands with more than 500 charging locations. Alfen has designed a complete line of products to respond to the varied needs of end-customers ranging from municipalities and government organizations to energy suppliers and distribution companies, for public and private installations, and to meet the varying electrical regulations around Europe. For more information on Alfen please visit www.icu-charging-stations.com.
About Coulomb Technologies, Inc.
Coulomb Technologies is the leading electric vehicle charging solutions company, providing the ChargePoint Network, the largest global online network connecting electric vehicle drivers to unoccupied charging stations in over 14 countries; and the ChargePoint Network service plans, cloud-based solutions that handle all driver billing and support and give organizations the control and flexibility they need to optimize performance of their electric vehicle charging operations. Coulomb Technologies customers include utilities such as Orlando Utilities Commission and Austin Energy in the US, Nuon in The Netherlands, and ESB in Dublin; municipalities such as City of San Francisco and City of New York in the US, City of Amsterdam in The Netherlands, City of Newcastle in the UK, and City of Bochum in Germany. Open to all charging station manufacturers, Coulomb's ChargePoint Network is currently charging more than 26,000 vehicles per month, dispensing over 115 Megawatt hours (MWh) of energy each month, and doubling the electric transportation fuel dispensed each quarter.