The electric charging unit company Coulomb Technologies announced that it will install over 150 charging stations in the Boston metro area as part of a $37 million electric-vehicle infrastructure program made possible with help from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).
Most of the charging stations will be installed around the city itself, within the Interstate-495 beltway, said Coloumb, which is inching its way toward 5,000 planned units in the DOE-backed ChargePoint America program. Just last month we reported on the company’s deployment of charging stations in downtown Albuquerque, N.M.
Coulomb partnered with BMW for the program’s unveiling in Boston, highlighting that the automaker’s ActiveE would be one example of an electric car that would benefit from the installed infrastructure in the region.
Although earlier this summer the federal government praised the rollout of approximately 1,800 charging stations across America by a variety of companies, including Ecotality, a recent study that was backed by battery replacement company Better Place claimed that a more centralized approach to charging electric vehicles could be more efficient.