Electric Vehicles

Houston's Central Parking Installs EV Chargers

July 13, 2010

CAMPBELL, CA - Coulomb Technologies announced that six ChargePoint networked charging stations for electric vehicles are now installed at six Central Parking Systems parking garages in downtown Houston.

The Central Parking downtown locations are: 300 Clay, 500 Jefferson, 600 Jefferson, 601 Jefferson, 1600 Smith Street and 340 West Dallas, all in the 77002 downtown area. A map showing all 23 Houston-area ChargePoint station locations, including the six just installed for Central Parking, can be found at www.mychargepoint.net.

EV and plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) owners wishing to use the Central Parking Systems ChargePoint stations can obtain a ChargePass smart card by signing up on the mychargepoint.net website or by stopping by the Central Parking Systems main office at 300 Clay Street.

As a courtesy to first-time users, Central Parking Systems will provide free access and can provide a ChargePass smart card and user guide.

Coulomb's South Central regional distributor Verdek-EV and Positive Energy Resources of Houston were responsible for selling and installing the charging stations.

"Houston has long been a leader in the adoption of electric vehicle use, with city leaders taking a supportive position," said Richard Lowenthal, CEO of Coulomb Technologies. "Demographically and economically, it makes sense to use an EV in the Houston metro area, especially for those who park their cars in facilities like Central Parking downtown. It is important that industry and businesses collectively continue to show vision and work in concert to develop a well-conceived charging station deployment plan across the country."

Sue Keenan, parking systems manager for Central Parking Systems in Houston, added: "We are excited about our six charging stations, and we encourage our regular patrons who may be looking at buying a new car to consider an EV. Current PHEV or NEV owners are certainly welcome to use our facilities 24/7 when working or visiting downtown." 

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