350Green Extends EV Charging Network

When it comes to the viability of electric vehicles (EVs), infrastructure concerns are always at the top of the list. If there’s nowhere to easily charge an EV, the conventional wisdom asks, what’s the point of even having them? However, if charging stations are reliable, well-distributed and easy to use, one of the greatest consumer concerns regarding EVs – that of range – begins to evaporate.

California-based electric vehicle charging station developer 350Green took on those issues with a recent  announcement that it will purchase and install more than 400 charging stations from manufacturer Coulomb Technologies. The new stations, which become part of 350Green’s national network of more than 1,000 charging stations, will be found in the company’s partner locations such as Walgreen’s and Simon Property Group locations (malls and outlets). Currently, the network exists in New York, Pennsylvania, Illinois, Indiana and California.

350 green charger

image via 350Green

The company is installing both Level 2 and DC Fast chargers which will be powered by the ChargePoint Network, Coloumb’s EV-charging infrastructure. ChargePoint offers 24/7 driver support, driver billing options and mobile phone applications that provide drivers with real-time station location and availability, turn-by-turn navigation and charging status.

“With ChargePoint Network, we can launch a fully developed, feature-rich solution for managing charging services and stations,” said Mariana Gerzanych, co-founder and CEO of 350Green. “This agreement will accelerate the development and launch of 350Green’s national network of charging stations and provide us and our location partners with user-oriented features and host-oriented information and data.”

Steve Duda lives in West Seattle, WA with three dogs and a lot of outdoor gear. A part-time fly fishing fishing guide and full-time writer, Steve’s work has appeared in Rolling Stone, Seattle Weekly, American Angler, Fly Fish Journal, The Drake, Democracy Now! and many others.

2 Comments

  • Reply October 16, 2011

    Guest

    EV owners, those home built is all that are available anyway, know the range of their vehicle and do not usually exceed that. That said all the people in the USA that run out of gas every day exceed their tanks capacity. Why even have this argument with someone that has never even been in an electric vehicle of any type.nYou do not know what you are talking about since the charging stations are level two anyway. Not useful unless you made that two mile trip to the coffee shop to fill up when we all charge at home anyway. Sorry not thought through very well.

  • Reply October 16, 2011

    Ttormey

    how about posting a photo of ChargePoint station and not Blink station for a ChargePoint Network article?nn

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