Campbell, Calif., May 18, 2011 Coulomb Technologies received the top industry ranking today as the industry’s top electric vehicle supply equipment by Pike Research. Coulomb attained the highest overall score in the report due to the company’s ‘successful technology partnerships, global sales network, and extensive product portfolio.’ Coulomb is rated highest in both the “Strategy and Execution” dimensions. The report can be downloaded here.
“Coulomb was first to market with a charging network, enabling businesses the ability to provide a distinctive new service, attract new customers and generate new revenue from EV charging. The ChargePoint® Network provides the intelligence, tools and services for new EV applications,” said Pat Romano, president and CEO at Coulomb. “We are proud that Pike recognizes and distinguishes Coulomb’s achievements, accomplishments, innovations and market leadership.”
The Pike Research report evaluated ten EVSE suppliers and rated them on 12 criteria for strategy and execution, including go-to-market strategy, product portfolio, partnerships, innovation, reach, market share, pricing, and staying power. Using Pike Research’s proprietary Pike Pulse methodology, vendors were profiled, rated, and ranked with the goal of providing industry participants with an objective assessment of these companies’ relative strengths and weaknesses in the EVSE marketplace. Coulomb Technologies is quoted as being “a pioneer in promoting networked EVSEs – a model many companies have copied.”
“The market for electric vehicle charging equipment is poised for dynamic growth, and will reach more than 1.5 million annual shipments globally by 2015,” said John Gartner senior analyst from Pike Research. “As the amount of power consumed by EVs grows, service providers such as Coulomb Technologies that manage demand through networks of smart charging stations will become essential to maintaining grid reliability and to optimizing the benefits of moving to electrified transportation.”
Coulomb’s ChargePoint Network is:
The largest and longest operating EV charging network in the world, comprising the most charging stations
The only charging network with mobile apps providing EV drivers real-time station status, station reservations and vehicle charging notifications
The world’s first fully open charging services network that supports charging stations from multiple manufacturers and works with all EVs
The world’s first PCI-compliant charging services network, allowing flexible driver payment options
The only EV charging services network providing 24x7x365 driver support
About Coulomb Technologies, Inc.
Coulomb Technologies is the leader in electric vehicle charging solutions, with charging systems and application services delivered by the ChargePoint Network. The ChargePoint Network provides multiple web-based portals for Hosts, Fleet Managers, Drivers, and Utilities. The open-system driver network went live in January 2009 and now operates in 14 countries with Network Operations Centers in the U.S., UK, Ireland, the Netherlands, Germany and Hong Kong. Coulomb’s ChargePoint Networked Charging Stations range from 120 to 240 VAC charging up to 500 Volt DC fast charging with more than 4000 stations shipped worldwide. Follow Coulomb on Twitter: twitter.com/coulombevi. Download the ChargePoint iPhone App. Download the ChargePoint Blackberry App.