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California to Get 1,600 New Coulomb EV ChargePoint Stations!

Posted By Yuka Yoneda On July 8, 2010 @ 9:30 am In Green Transportation | No Comments

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Us East Coasters are green with envy once again this morning. Word on EV street [2] is that Coulomb Technologies [3] is expected to announce today that it’ll be installing 1,600 new electric vehicle [4] charging stations across California. The brand new Chargepoint stations will be funded by a $3.4 million grant from the California Energy Commission (CEC), and are sure to be yet another reason for Californians to ditch their gas guzzlers and hop in an EV.

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So, what’s the catch? Well, the main goal of installing the new charging stations [6] is to help the State of California conduct research on electric vehicle charging patterns, habits and usage. But that’s not to say that once the study is over, the stations will be dismantled. Hopefully, they’ll stay in place – making Cali even greener and us New Yorkers [7] a little more jealous. Hey, at least we have the subway.

+ Coulomb Technologies [3]

Via Autoblog Green [2] via Green Car Advisor [8]


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[1] Image: http://inhabitat.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/2010/07/coulomb-chargepoint-stations-in-california.jpg

[2] Word on EV street: http://green.autoblog.com/2010/07/07/coulomb-to-install-1-600-ev-chargers-in-california/

[3] Coulomb Technologies: http://www.coulombtech.com/

[4] electric vehicle: http://inhabitat.com/index.php?s=electric+vehicle

[5] Image: http://inhabitat.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/2010/07/chargepoint-station.jpg

[6] charging stations: http://inhabitat.com/2009/01/14/coulomb-technologies-unveils-first-chargepoint-in-san-jose/

[7] New Yorkers: http://www.inhabitat.com/nyc

[8] Green Car Advisor: http://blogs.edmunds.com/greencaradvisor/2010/07/coulomb-to-announce-grant-to-install-1600-plus-ev-charging-stations-in-california.html

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