Coulomb Technologies Comments on the Passing of California's AB 631
CAMPBELL, CA--October 12, 2011: Coulomb Technologies today applauded the passage of California's AB 631 legislation, signed by Governor Jerry Brown. The bill is sponsored by Assemblywoman Fiona Ma (D-San Francisco and San Mateo Counties) and places into law a decision by the California Public Utilities Commission not to regulate electric vehicle (EV) charging stations as utilities. The passage of AB 631 will accelerate the market acceptance of EVs in California by leveraging the deployment ofÂ EV charging infrastructure.
“This key legislation will set an important precedent in the United States that will lead to widespread consumer adoption of electric vehicles. AB 631 removes regulatory barriers to deploying EV infrastructure and supports consumer choice in EV Charging services”
"This key legislation will set an important precedent in the United States that will lead to widespread consumer adoption of electric vehicles. AB 631 removes regulatory barriers to deploying EV infrastructure and supports consumer choice in EV Charging services," said Pat Romano, president and CEO of Coulomb Technologies. "We congratulate Assemblywoman Ma who led the charge to provide market certainty for the infrastructure that is needed to support California's EV drivers and to allow EV charging station owners to charge competitively for the EV charging services. The passage means California will continue their economic competitiveness and regulatory leadership to reduce dependency on foreign oil and greenhouse gas emissions, and increase alternative fuel use."
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Coulomb Technologies is the leading electric vehicle charging solutions company, providing the ChargePoint Network, the largest global online network connecting electric vehicle drivers to charging stations in over 14 countries. Coulomb also provides ChargePoint Network service plans, cloud-based solutions that handle all driver billing and support and give organizations the control and flexibility they need to optimize performance of their electric vehicle charging operations. Coulomb Technologies customers include large employers such as Google and SAP; utilities such and Orlando Utilities Commission and Austin Energy; municipalities such as City of San Francisco and City of New York; large shopping centers such as South Coast Plaza and Bellevue Square; and parking services providers such as Edison Properties, Priority Parking and InterPark. Open to all charging station manufacturers, stations on ChargePoint Network are currently dispensing over 170 Megawatt hours (MWh) of energy each month, with drivers plugging in for more than 1,000 charging sessions per day,
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