Leviton Manufacturing and Coulomb Technologies Partner to Provide Home and Public Charging Stations for Electric Vehicle Market

OEM and Marketing Agreement Extends ChargePoint Network Reach Through Leviton’s New EVSE Product Portfolio and Extensive Customer Base

MELVILLE, N.Y. & CAMPBELL, Calif. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — July 21, 2010 — Leviton Manufacturing, Co and Coulomb Technologies today announced an OEM, product and marketing partnership for the Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) market. Through the agreement with Coulomb, Leviton’s EVSE product family including home and public charging stations will be network-enabled by the ChargePoint® Network through an open interface architecture that provides Leviton customers advanced features similar to all charging stations on the ChargePoint network. The product line will debut at Plug-In 2010 Conference and Exposition in San Jose, California on July 26-29, 2010 in Leviton booth #310.

“Coulomb is thrilled to see Leviton, a trusted world-class manufacturing company, join a growing number of EVSE providers by being a part of the ChargePoint Network which provides a suite of software business applications for the owners and users of EV charging infrastructure,” said Richard Lowenthal, CEO of Coulomb Technologies. “Through our open network interface, Leviton brings a large suite of proven EV apps to their customers.”

According to Mike Mattei, VP and General Manager for Leviton’s Commercial and Industrial Division, “Leviton now has a complete solution for home and public EV charging, providing the charging stations as well as installation by certified contractors and extensive customer service. We are pleased to partner with Coulomb as it aligns with our intent to create a growing portfolio of green solutions and helps bring an established technology and network to our existing customer base.”

The Evr-Green Level 1 portable cord set empowers consumers to charge their EV anywhere a standard outlet is available. Leviton also has developed a unique receptacle for EV owners to plug in their Level 1 cord set. In addition, Leviton’s Level 2 residential charging stations range from 16 Amp to 32 Amp charging levels. The Leviton public stations offer Level 2 (208/240 V @ 30 Amp) charging via a standard SAE J1772™ connector and fixed 18-foot cable and Level I (120 V @ 16 Amp) charging via a standard NEMA 5-20 receptacle protected behind a locking door. These products are backed by Leviton’s nationwide customer service network to provide assessment, installation, and support.

Leviton will market these charging stations to residential, workplace and public markets including existing and new customers, builders, higher education, government, hospitality, Fortune 500, commercial real estate, and auto manufacturers.

Features of the charging stations as part of the ChargePoint Network include:

For Drivers:

  • Providing open access for all drivers using any standards-based RFID card
  • Sending SMS or email notifications to drivers for charging complete or interruptions in charging
  • Controlling access to eliminate energy theft and to enhance safety
  • Providing EV drivers a way to easily locate, access and use any of the expected thousands of ChargePoint charging stations using a smart phone iPhone or Blackberry applications
  • Integrating with the utility Smart Grid for demand side management and preferred pricing

For Hosts/Owners:

  • Allowing station owners to set charging session access pricing via a web enabled user interface
  • Enabling utilities a way to manage grid load and consolidate billing
  • Integrating with the Smart Grid for remote management, Time-Of-Use pricing, demand response, flexible billing, maintenance, and other on-demand software applications
  • Allowing seamless integration with Utility back office business systems, Automatic Metering Infrastructures (AMIs), or home area networks.
  • Giving fleet managers the ability to monitor and track the charging of their vehicles

About Leviton

Leviton Manufacturing Company is the largest privately held global provider of electrical wiring devices, data center connectivity solutions, and lighting energy management systems. Founded at the turn of the 20th century in America, Leviton has grown to become one of the preeminent leaders in the electrical industry. Today Leviton's product portfolio consists of over 25,000 devices and systems used in homes, businesses, and industry. Proven a smart choice, nine out of ten homes throughout North America have Leviton products installed in them. Builders, electrical contractors and other industry professionals rank Leviton products #1 in brand preference. To request more information about Leviton’s Evr-Green portfolio, please visit http://www.evrgreeninfo.com.

About Coulomb Technologies, Inc.

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