World's Largest Electric Vehicle Charging Network Releases New ChargePoint Smart Phone Apps for BlackBerry and iPhone: Provides Drivers Advanced Search, Pricing and Real-Time Availability Features
CAMPBELL, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Coulomb Technologies today announced new features for its ChargePoint smart phone apps for the Blackberry and iPhone. Now available for free in the iPhone and Blackberry app stores, the ChargePoint® App is the only app available that gives electric vehicle (EV) drivers real-time charging station status. The new version allows drivers to search and filter for charging stations by status: available, in use, voltage level, and paid or free stations. The smart phone apps provide an easy and mobile way to access the world's largest EV charging network service with features that allow an EV driver to find stations near any specified address, get turn-by-turn directions, and even start and stop a charging session directly from their smart phone. In February 2010, Coulomb released the first generation of its iPhone App and to date has seen tens of thousands of downloads.
"We have seen overwhelming acceptance of our ChargePoint apps and we expect this next generation of apps for EV drivers to be no different"
"We have seen overwhelming acceptance of our ChargePoint apps and we expect this next generation of apps for EV drivers to be no different," said Pat Romano, president and CEO at Coulomb Technologies. "The ChargePoint Network has been in operation for more than two years and continues to be the world's largest and only charging station network in the United States with new stations added every day. We are committed to providing drivers the most advanced EV charging services and the most comprehensive tools to eliminate range anxiety and support EV adoption."
Users can receive charging session information including: real-time charging status notifications, energy used, greenhouse gas savings and time usage. The ChargePoint App is also now available for ChargePoint Network service in Australia. Additional new features include the ability to:
* View charging station configuration (voltage/current/connector)
* View price to charge and total cost of a session after completion
* View your home ChargePoint station
* View the app in landscape mode
* View a list of nearby stations within 1000 feet radius
* View your ChargePass account information
Some features require a ChargePoint Network driver account with an activated ChargePass™ card. To create an account, or activate a ChargePass card, go to www.mychargepoint.net and click Sign Up.
To download the updated ChargePoint app for iPhone visit: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/chargepoint/id356866743. To download the updated ChargePoint app for Blackberry visit: https://appworld.blackberry.com/webstore/content/9249
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 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., London, and Hong Kong. Coulomb's ChargePoint Networked Charging Stations range from 120 to 240 VAC charging up to 500 Volt DC fast charging with over 3000 stations shipped worldwide. For more information go to: www.coulombtech.com. Follow Coulomb on Twitter: twitter.com/coulombevi.