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Coulomb Technologies celebrates 1st National Plug-In Day by offering free ChargePoint Network ChargePass Cards all weekend

Coulomb Technologies is celebrating the 1st National Plug-In Day, 16 October 2011 by offering free ChargePass cards for electric vehicle (EV) drivers via ChargePoint Network website. The free ChargePass cards are available Saturday, October 15 and Sunday, October 16, 2011 only. EV drivers complete an online form to have a ChargePass card mailed to them directly. ChargePass cards are used by EV drivers to access the thousands of stations on ChargePoint Network.

Once an EV driver receives their free ChargePoint ChargePass card, they simply go online to create a ChargePass account, activate their ChargePass card, and begin using it at any station on ChargePoint Network. From their ChargePass account, EV drivers can set SMS and email alerts when their vehicle is completely charged or if a charging session is interrupted for any reason including GFCI fault or disconnected cable. With a ChargePass account drivers can adjust notification settings, reservation settings, edit account profile, or access billing and energy savings summaries.

Everyday EV drivers enjoy the advanced features and benefits of the ChargePoint Network including 24/7 driver support, driver billing options and mobile phone applications that provide drivers with real-time station location and availability, turn-by-turn navigation, and charging status.

National Plug-In Day is a nationwide observance intended to draw global attention to the environmental, economic and other benefits of plug-in electric vehicles through simultaneous events staged in at least twenty major cities in the US. Plug In America, the Sierra Club, and the Electric Auto Association are teaming up to plan for this effort.



This is the "If you build it, they will come" philosophy. Nothing wrong with that provided there are enough "they" out there to pay for the network. As others have noted here, most EV owners have garages and home charging units already set up. That's why they buy EVs - to avoid going to third party energy sources.

I don't drop into Radio Shack to charge my phone during the day - even if I could. I certainly would not pay for the privilege. EVs are obviously different. But human behavior around charging will not quickly change. Ninety percent charge portable devices at home and or office. EV behavior will not vary significantly.


I suspect you are right.

The occasional use will not justify these as stand-alone – only at centers (Shopping, work, park-and-ride . . ).

Years ago, half way to work I realized I forgot my cell phone. Whipping a U, I hunted for a pay phone so I could ask my wife to meet me half way with my phone.

I ended up back home. And that was years ago.

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