FRANKLIN, Tenn., Nov. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Nissan North America, Inc. (NNA) today selected Coulomb Technologies ChargePoint® Network to provide comprehensive electric vehicle public charging infrastructure locations for Nissan LEAF drivers.
The Nissan LEAF website now has the most comprehensive listing of stations in the United States, giving current and prospective drivers the ability to find charging stations and real-time charging station availability. ChargePoint Network now is fully integrated into the Nissan LEAF website, showing current and future ChargePoint locations. Additionally, the site shows all public charging stations in the nation that have been documented by the U.S. Department of Energy.
Current and prospective Nissan LEAF owners can now log on to the Nissan LEAF website, enter their zip codes and receive up-to-date information on charging infrastructure in their area. ChargePoint Network provides comprehensive driver benefits including round-the-clock support and the ability to see pricing and real-time occupancy status.
"As public charging becomes more widely available, prospective Nissan LEAF drivers need to know where they can plug in," said Brendan Jones, director, EV marketing and sales strategy, NNA. "With more than 8,000 Nissan LEAFs on the U.S. roads, and more every day, charging information is all the more important."
"Nissan North America is the first automaker to seamlessly integrate with ChargePoint Network, the largest network of independently owned charging stations in the world," said Pat Romano, president and CEO at Coulomb. "Current and future LEAF drivers can feel confident they have access to the most comprehensive collection of public charging stations today."
About Coulomb Technologies, Inc.
Coulomb Technologies is the leading electric vehicle charging solutions company. Coulomb's ChargePoint Network is the largest online global charging network connecting electric vehicle drivers to charging stations in more than 14 countries. Coulomb also provides ChargePoint Network service plans, cloud-based solutions that handle all drivers billing and support, and that give organizations the control and flexibility they need to optimize performance of their electric vehicle charging operations. Coulomb Technologies customers include large employers such as Google and SAP; utilities such as Orlando Utilities Commission and Austin Energy; municipalities such as City of San Francisco and City of New York; large shopping centers such as South Coast Plaza and Bellevue Square; and parking services providers such as Edison Properties and Priority Parking. Open to all charging station manufacturers, stations on ChargePoint Network are currently dispensing over 220 Megawatt hours of energy each month, with drivers plugging in for more than 1,300 charging sessions per day. Follow Coulomb on Twitter: twitter.com/coulombevi.
About Nissan Americas
In the Americas, Nissan's operations include automotive styling, engineering, consumer and corporate financing, sales and marketing, distribution and manufacturing. Nissan is dedicated to improving the environment under the Nissan Green Program and was recognized as an ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in 2010 and 2011. More information, including photos and video b-roll, on Nissan in North America, the Nissan LEAF and zero emissions can be found at www.nissanusa.com.
SOURCE Nissan Americas