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2010.03.05

Coulomb Technologies – in Cooperation with SAP – Demonstrates Integrated Billing Services for Utilities and Drivers of Electric Vehicles at CeBIT Hannover

HANNOVER, Germany --(Business Wire)-- Coulomb Technologies, the leader in electric vehicle charging station infrastructure, in cooperation with SAP AG, will demonstrate the features and capabilities of its ChargePoint® Network application services for utilities and drivers of electric vehicles at the CeBIT 2010 show opening today in Hannover, Germany. Coulomb Technologies is participating in one of SAP’s seven “Experience SAP” exhibits. In the life area entitled ”Move,” CeBIT visitors will see a demonstration of the following scenarios:

  • An EV driver reserving a charging station, plugging in and charging a BMW MINI E;
  • A utility providing billing integration to the driver and inter-utility roaming.

The demonstration is powered by Coulomb's ChargePoint Network Software, and run by 365 Energy, Coulomb's European distribution partner. The exhibit is located in Hall 4 Stand D20 of CeBIT and runs through March 6.

Coulomb’s ChargePoint Network billing record application integrates with utilities’ existing enterprise software billing systems, meaning no additional software is necessary for managing charging stations and EV billing. In Europe where more than 80 percent of Coulomb’s customers are utilities, roaming will be essential for managed billing. In European cities Amsterdam and Bochum, for example, a ChargePoint Network-based roaming system allows EV drivers to use common customer identification cards issued by the municipalities. Drivers receive an integrated invoice at the end of each billing period. In North America, for example, this integration will provide a single line item on a utility bill for EV charging. Utilities can now have the kilowatt-hour cost of EV charging displayed on a bill and on the charging station itself to let the driver easily know the cost of the charging session.

“We are proud to participate with SAP in showcasing our charging system, software, and networking capabilities at the CeBIT show,” said Richard Lowenthal CEO of Coulomb Technologies. “For 14 months our networked charging stations have been installed worldwide by municipalities, utilities and corporations. This demonstration is not only a proof of concept but a proof of reality, and what is currently being done to easily and seamlessly manage EV charging station billing and roaming by utilities.”

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