Coulomb Technologies has installed its first ChargePoint networked electric vehicle charging station in Michigan from the $37-million ChargePoint America program. ChargePoint America will offer hundreds of free stations for public and home charging to individuals and businesses throughout southern Michigan.
The first ChargePoint America station is now installed at NextEnergy headquarters in downtown Detroit. Installation of the ChargePoint station was done by Coulomb distributor Shocking Solutions.
Coulomb’s ChargePoint America program will provide nearly 5,000 charging stations 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 DC. The program is a strategic partnership between Coulomb and Ford, General Motors and smart USA.
The $37 million ChargePoint America program is made possible by a $15-million grant funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act through the Transportation Electrification Initiative administered by the Department of Energy. Coulomb will work together with its distribution and industry partners to evaluate the demand from the respective geographic regions and allocate charging stations based on this and other factors. The ChargePoint America project will collect data characterizing vehicle use and charging patterns, and Purdue University and Idaho National Labs will analyze the data.