By Silicon Valley / San Jose Business Journal

Coulomb Technologies Inc. on Thursday announced the installation of its first Networked Charging Station for electric vehicles in San Jose from its $37 million ChargePoint America program.

Campbell-based Coulomb said ChargePoint America will offer hundreds of free stations for public and home charging to individuals and businesses throughout the Bay Area. The company is working with Ford, Chevrolet and smart USA, all of whom have announced plans to introduce EVs in the Bay Area in the coming months.

The first two ChargePoint America stations are now installed at the McEnery Convention Center Parking Center.

⿿The installation of San Jose⿿s first ChargePoint America station is an important step forward in our efforts to make the Bay Area the Electric Vehicle Capital of America,⿝ said Mayor Chuck Reed. ⿿Our partnership with Coulomb Technologies is the perfect example of how Silicon Valley can lead the world in clean tech innovation and create new green jobs in our community.⿝

⿿ Coulomb⿿s first customer was the City of San Jose and we⿿re pleased to be back, both to welcome the electric vehicle transformation to Silicon Valley and also to bring jobs to install and maintain electric vehicle infrastructure,⿝ said Richard Lowenthal, CEO of Coulomb Technologies.

Coulombâ¿¿s ChargePoint America program will provide nearly 5,000 charging stations to program participants in nine regions in the United States: Austin, Texas, Detroit, Los Angeles, New York, Orlando, Fla., Sacramento, Calif., the San Jose/San Francisco Bay Area, Bellevue/Redmond, Wash., and Washington D.C.

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