The city of San Jose, Calif., will be the first to test electric-car charging stations from start-up Coulomb Technologies.
The company's products include 110-volt outlets that can be outfitted in public and mounted on poles, such as streetlights.
Coulomb is designing ChargePoint Network stations to scale to the national level, with a projected need of two stations per car, as electricity-powered vehicles become popular. Each Smartlet station would cost between $1,000 and $2,000 for a business or municipality to set up.
The company aims to demonstrate its technology on Tuesday on a Saturn Vue plug-in hybrid at … Read more