Get a charge out of this: Coulomb electric vehicle chargers hit San Jose, New York

It has been a busy month for electric vehicle charging infrastructure technology company Coulomb Technologies, which now has installed its first Network Charging Stations in San Jose, Calif. The city actually was Coulomb's first customer, apparently.

It has been a busy month for electric vehicle charging infrastructure technology company Coulomb Technologies, which now has installed its first Network Charging Stations in San Jose, Calif. The city actually was Coulomb's first customer, apparently.

The first public site using Coulomb technology in San Jose is at the McEnery Convention parking lot in downtown San Jose.

In mid-July, Coulomb flipped the switch on its first public charging stations in New York City. The public ones are supposedly free (although I wonder how long that will last). The first one is at an Edison Properties building on 9th Avenue.

All of these stations are being installed under the $37 million ChargePoint America program. The idea is to get 5,000 stations installed in nine major regions of the United States including Detroit, Los Angeles, New York, San Jose/San Francisco, Washington, D.C., Redmond/Belluvue, Wash., Orlando, Fla.; Austin, Texas; and Sacramento, Calif. If those charging stations are in place, companies like Ford and Chevrolet might have a better chance of the electric cars that they have due later this year. If you want to gawk a little, there's a cool gallery of electric vehicle charging stations photo and such here on ZDNet.

Want to know more about Coulomb's vision? Here's some commentary from the company's CEO, Richard Lowenthal:

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