OEM and marketing agreement extends ChargePoint® Network reach through Leviton's New EVSE product portfolio and extensive customer base
Melville, New York - Leviton and Coulomb Technologies today announced an OEM, product and marketing partnership for the Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) market. Through the agreement, Leviton's EVSE product family, including home and public charging stations, will be network-enabled by the ChargePoint® Network through an open interface architecture that provides Leviton customers advanced features similar to all charging stations on the ChargePoint network. The product line will debut at Plug-In 2010 Conference and Exposition in San Jose, California on July 26-29, 2010 in Leviton booth #310.
"Leviton now has a complete solution for home and public EV charging, providing the charging stations as well as installation by certified contractors and extensive customer service. We are pleased to partner with Coulomb as it aligns with our intent to create a growing portfolio of green solutions and helps bring an established technology and network to our existing customer base," said Mike Mattei, vice president and general manager for Leviton's Commercial and Industrial Division.
"Coulomb is thrilled to see Leviton, a trusted world-class manufacturing company, join a growing number of EVSE providers by being a part of the ChargePoint Network which provides a suite of software business applications for the owners and users of EV charging infrastructure," said Richard Lowenthal, CEO of Coulomb Technologies. "Through our open network interface, Leviton brings a large suite of proven EV apps to their customers."
The Evr-Green(TM) Level 1 portable cord set empowers consumers to charge their electric vehicles (EVs) anywhere a standard outlet is available. Leviton also has developed a unique receptacle for EV owners to plug in their Level 1 cord set. In addition, Leviton's Level 2 residential charging stations range from 16 Amp to 32 Amp charging levels. The Leviton public stations offer Level 2 (208/240 V @ 30 Amp) charging via a standard SAE J1772(TM) connector and fixed 18-foot cable and Level I (120 V @ 16 Amp) charging via a standard NEMA 5-20 receptacle protected behind a locking door. These products are backed by Leviton's nationwide customer service network to provide assessment, installation and support.
Leviton will market these charging stations to residential, workplace and public markets, including existing and new customers, builders, higher education, government, hospitality, Fortune 500, commercial real estate, and auto manufacturers.
Features of the charging stations as part of the ChargePoint Network include:
Providing open access for all drivers using any standards-based RFID card
Sending SMS or email notifications to drivers for charging complete or interruptions in charging
Controlling access to eliminate energy theft and to enhance safety
Providing EV drivers a way to easily locate, access and use any of the expected thousands of ChargePoint charging stations using a smart phone iPhone or Blackberry applications
Integrating with the utility Smart Grid for demand side management and preferred pricing
Allowing station owners to set charging session access pricing via a web enabled user interface
Enabling utilities a way to manage grid load and consolidate billing
Integrating with the Smart Grid for remote management, Time-Of-Use pricing, demand response, flexible billing, maintenance, and other on-demand software applications
Allowing seamless integration with Utility back office business systems, Automatic Metering Infrastructures (AMIs), or home area networks.
Giving fleet managers the ability to monitor and track the charging of their vehicles
Leviton is the largest privately held global provider of electrical wiring devices, data center connectivity solutions, and lighting energy management systems. Founded at the turn of the 20th century in America, Leviton has grown to become a preeminent leader in the electrical industry. Today Leviton's product portfolio consists of over 25,000 devices and systems used in homes, businesses, and industry. Proven a smart choice, nine out of ten homes throughout North America have Leviton products installed in them. Builders, electrical contractors and other industry professionals rank Leviton products #1 in brand preference. To request more information about Leviton's Evr-Green portfolio, please visit www.evrgreeninfo.com.
About Coulomb Technologies, Inc.
Coulomb Technologies is the leader in electric vehicle charging station infrastructure with networked charging stations installed in municipalities and organizations worldwide. Coulomb provides a vehicle-charging infrastructure, with an open system driver network: the ChargePoint Network provides multiple web-based portals for Hosts, Fleet managers, Drivers, and Utilities, and ChargePoint Networked Charging Stations ranging in capability from 120 Volt to 240 Volt AC charging and up to 500 Volt DC charging. For more information, follow Coulomb on Twitter at twitter.com/coulombevi. To request a charging station in your area, visit www.mychargepoint.net/request-station.php. To download the ChargePoint iPhone App, click here.
For more information, contact Leviton Manufacturing, 201 North Service Rd., Melville, NY, 11747, www.leviton.com