Last month, the City of Amsterdam announced its intentions to have only electric vehicles in the city by 2040. The plan included having 200 charging stations installed within two years to facilitate the turnover and it seems the city has chosen its provider, California-based Coulumb Technologies.
The initial deployment of 45 of Coulumb's ChargePoint Networked Charging Stations will be the first in Europe. For two years, the stations will be part of a pilot project to help drivers switch to electric vehicles and the normally fee-based subscription service will be free of charge during that time.
The City of Amsterdam expects the charging stations to provide fuel for 10,000 electric cars by 2015. Energy company Nuon is providing renewable energy for the charging stations and 365-Energy will manage the network.
Better Place has racked up their share of city contracts, but Coulumb isn't far behind, with agreements to service cities in California and now beyond.
via Business Wire
written by Seth, May 31, 2009
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