Coulomb Gets $3.4M From California Energy Commission To Install Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

By Silicon Valley / San Jose Business Journal

Coulomb Technologies Inc. said Thursday it was awarded about $3.4 million from the California Energy Commission to install 1,600 home and public charging stations for electric vehicles statewide.

Campbell-based Coulomb said the grant was made through matching funds, bringing a $12 million project into California.

The grant will provide funds for the installation of the company's ChargePoint stations for electric vehicles in three California metro regions, Los Angeles, Sacramento and the San Jose/San Francisco Bay Area.

⿿Electric vehicles are one of the most exciting green technologies on the market and a vital part of California⿿s developing clean energy economy,⿝ said Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. ⿿It is innovative companies like Coulomb Technologies that are creating jobs for Californians, and reducing our dependency on dirty oil by making electric vehicles more accessible. I applaud Coulomb Technologies and the Energy Commission for their work to help strengthen our clean energy infrastructure and build more electric charging stations across our great state.⿝

⿿California is leading the charge and will soon have thousands of networked charging stations installed thanks to this grant from the Energy Commission,⿝ said Richard Lowenthal, CEO of Coulomb Technologies. ⿿Our beautiful state is an early adopter and innovator and we are proud that our California-based company is producing and manufacturing infrastructure that will fuel the new wave of transportation.⿝

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