If you follow the news of electric vehicles on EarthTechling, this latest report will come as no surprise to you. According to Pike Research Coulomb Technologies and Ecotality are the leaders in electric charging station technology.
For the report, the top ten electric companies, like AeroVironment, were graded on a variety of criteria, including product portfolio, partnerships, global sales, and more. We’ve reported extensively on Coulomb and Ecotality, both of which were recently highlighted by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), and both of which have received millions of federal dollars to support charging station rollout in America.
Coulomb is planning to install 4,600 units across the country, and has been partially funded by $15 million from the the DOE. Similarly, Ecotality is managing The EV Project, a $230 million program, $114.8 of which is from the federal government.
Although, progress is being made in electric vehicle and plug-in hybrid infrastructure, we recently noted that Pike Research released a report suggesting many consumers are still skeptical of green cars. Also, though Ecotality recently installed its 1000th residential charger, it still has a long ways to go, even with private partnerships, to meet its year end goal of 14,000 chargers installed.