Eaton Corporation and Coulomb Technologies announced an agreement today that will let Eaton’s Level II and DC quick charging Pow-R-Stations connect to Coulomb’s ChargePoint Network of independently owned charging stations.
Eaton Pow-R-Station charging stations, which can fill up an EV’s jukebox in three to four hours, will now be hooked up with all the features of the ChargePoint Network and ChargePoint service plans, including automated billing and payment processing, 24/7 driver support and services that show real-time station availability. Eaton chargers will be included on ChargePoint’s smart phone apps, which offer drivers turn-by-turn directions to the nearest station, and let them make reservations and even start and stop a charging session directly from a smart phone.
“Eaton is a leader in the creation of the public EV charging station network in North America, which will set the stage for widespread regional adoption of EVs and serve as a global model of sustainable transportation,” said Eaton VP Tom Schafer. “This collaboration with ChargePoint Network is a critical step to linking vehicles into the utility grid, offering multiple benefits to EV and charging station owners and consumers, including lower fuel costs, a higher return on investment and reduction of greenhouse gases.”
“This is a significant announcement for Coulomb as we welcome Eaton to the ChargePoint Network family,” said Pat Romano, CEO at Coulomb. “This collaboration highlights the success of our OnRamp program that has allowed us to work with Eaton to rapidly enable the family of Pow-R-Stations to work with ChargePoint Network. We are also particularly pleased to have the first DC stations available on the Network."