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Electric Car Charging Stations Coming To Big Cities in the United States

| 6/4/2010 2:51:35 PM

According to the U.S. Department of Energy, the Transportation Electrification Program has awarded $400 million to 18 projects. As of March 10, small businesses have received two of the 18 grants (11% of total) amounting to $110 million (28% of total).

As part of that program, Coulomb Technologies will be delivering free home and public ChargePoint Networked Charging Stations for electric vehicles throughout the United States.

The ChargePoint America program will provide, according to The New York Times, 4,600 charging stations to program participants in nine regions in the United States. They are:

  1. Austin, Texas
  2. Detroit
  3. Los Angeles
  4. New York
  5. Orlando, Fla.
  6. Sacramento, Calif.
  7. San Jose/San Francisco Bay Area
  8. Redmond, Wash.
  9. Washington D.C.


This is a strategic partnership with three leading automobile brands including, Ford, Chevrolet and Smart USA. Coulomb currently has the largest established base of networked charging stations worldwide, with more than 700 units shipped to more than 130 customers in 2009.

Installation of the ChargePoint charging stations for electric vehicles will begin immediately.

6/25/2010 7:14:59 PM

This seems very expensive for the very limited benefits. How much do these stations cost? Are the small businesses gouging the government here? Are the stations made in America? How do I get a government contract?

6/25/2010 11:49:08 AM

Car charging stations need fossil fuel to make the electricity. This is not the solution to make a car go. You can make your own alcohol for fuel (perfectly legal to make 10,000 gallons per year) and put it in the car you have now. Do not use corn, it is the lowest producer of alcohol per acre of crop. Then you can put it in a generator to run your house too.

6/25/2010 11:46:43 AM

Doesn't anyone think about where electric comes from and all the energy used to produce it? It's a step up, but there is still a long way to go....

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