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The City of Hillsboro is the First in Oregon to Go Live with Level 2 Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

Coulomb Technologies today announced that the City of Hillsboro is the first in the State of Oregon to install Level II ChargePoint Networked Charging Stations for plug-in and electric vehicles.
The thirteen Level II charging stations are now installed in downtown Hillsboro at their new "green" intermodal transit facility. Additionally, one Level II station has been installed at the Hillsboro Civic Center, with two more to be completed by the end of October, 2010. The charging stations are available for public use and located 15 miles outside of Portland. Coulombs Level I and Level II CT2100 family of charging stations are dual output stations designed for public outdoor applications for the North American marketplace. Coulombs northwest distributor Charge NorthWest installed and maintains the stations.

The City of Hillsboro was the first in Oregon to install Coulombs networked charging stations for EV, said Karl Dinger from the City. The installation of the first Level II stations in Oregon signifies the future of transportation in our state. These new stations allow for faster charging of any type of new EV that will be on our roads within the next 12 months.

The 7.2 kW output delivers Level II (208/240 V @ 30 A) charging via the standard SAE J1772 connector and fixed 18-foot cable. The 2 kW output delivers Level I (120 V @ 16 A) charging via a standard NEMA 5-20 receptacle protected behind a locking door. Both outputs can deliver energy simultaneously.

Nearly one year ago, the City of Hillsboro was one of Coulombs largest installations in the United States, said Richard Lowenthal, CEO of Coulomb Technologies. We are proud to continue this relationship with the first ever Level II charging stations in the state. As more and more electric vehicles are introduced in Oregon cities like Hillsboro will be EV ready with the necessary infrastructure to fuel these zero-emission vehicles.

Coulomb charging stations are all part of the ChargePoint Network, which is open to all drivers of plug-in vehicles and all manufacturers of plug-in vehicle charging stations. ChargePoint Networks unique features include:

  • The ability for a station owner to set fees for use of their stations (including free charging)
  • The ability for drivers to access stations without a subscription via contact-less credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, AMEX, and Discover)
  • 24/7/365 telephone driver support via a toll free number on all charging stations
  • Smart Grid ready with built in Utility Grade Metering, Time of Use (TOU) pricing and Demand Response (DR) control
  • Multiple Smart Phone applications (iPhone and Blackberry) to find unoccupied stations and navigate to them
  • The lowest operating cost possible due to real-time operational monitoring, alerts, diagnosis, and control of millions of stations

About Coulomb Technologies, Inc.

Coulomb Technologies is the leader in electric vehicle charging systems and application services, with the ChargePoint Network now operating in 14 countries, and Network Operations Centers in the U.S., London, and Hong Kong. Coulomb provides a vehicle-charging infrastructure, with an open system driver network: the ChargePoint Network provides multiple web-based portals for Hosts, Fleet managers, Drivers, and Utilities, and ChargePoint Networked Charging Stations ranging in capability from 120 Volt to 240 Volt AC charging and up to 500 Volt DC charging.
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