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USA: Airbiquity and Coulomb Technologies Announce Partnership Agreement

Partnership to Bring ChargePoint Network EV Charging Locations and Reservation Capabilities into EVs

SEATTLE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Airbiquity (www.airbiquity.com), a global leader in connected vehicle services, and Coulomb Technologies, the creator of the ChargePoint® Network, the largest online network of independently-owned electric vehicle (EV) charging stations, today announced a joint partnership to integrate the ChargePoint Network’s driver services into Airbiquity’s Green Vehicle service portfolio. Coulomb’s ChargePoint Network is an open-platform network of charging stations managing the delivery of electric fuel to EVs around the globe. Airbiquity has already announced relationships with several automakers to deliver connected vehicle services for their EVs.

“Leading drivers to available stations is critical not only to drivers but also to the independent charging services providers around the world whose stations are searchable and findable on ChargePoint Network. We are proud to partner with Airbiquity to help further accelerate the EV market.”
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Using Airbiquity’s connected vehicle service delivery platform, Choreo, the two companies will make ChargePoint Network driver services available to Airbiquity EV customers, including station location, real-time availability and reservations. The ChargePoint Network services make it simple for drivers to find the nearest unoccupied station from wherever they are and even reserve those stations, helping to alleviate range anxiety and driving EV adoption.

Airbiquity’s Choreo is a global, scalable, state-of-the-art infrastructure for deploying a wide variety of connected vehicle services customized to each automaker’s requirements. EV owners will be able to use desktop and mobile web portals, smart phone apps and in-vehicle systems to locate and reserve charging stations on the ChargePoint Network.

“The Airbiquity-Coulomb partnership extends the reach and benefits of ChargePoint Network to the inside of the vehicle,” said Bret Sewell, executive vice president, Coulomb. “Leading drivers to available stations is critical not only to drivers but also to the independent charging services providers around the world whose stations are searchable and findable on ChargePoint Network. We are proud to partner with Airbiquity to help further accelerate the EV market.”

“Partnering with Coulomb is a natural extension of our Green Vehicle offerings,” said David Jumpa, senior vice-president of global business development, Airbiquity. “This relationship allows Airbiquity to enhance the driver’s experience with their new EV, making it easier for EV owners to rely upon a support infrastructure for their new vehicle. As plug-in EVs begin to enter the market, the demand for 3rd party charging services will soar. Airbiquity is making sure it continues to provide the best connected vehicle services for its automaker customers.”

About Coulomb Technologies, Inc.

Coulomb Technologies, the leading electric vehicle charging solutions company, provides two key components for success with electric vehicle charging services: ChargePoint Network, the largest online network connecting electric vehicle drivers to charging stations; and ChargePoint Service Plans, cloud-based solutions that give organizations the control and flexibility they need to manage their charging services. Open to all charging station manufacturers, Coulomb’s ChargePoint Network industry partners include Leviton, Siemens and Aker Wade. Drivers have plugged into the independently owned charging stations connected to ChargePoint Network for over 215,000 charging sessions. Coulomb’s ChargePoint Network is dispensing more than 140 Megawatt hours (MWh) of energy each month, and doubling the electric transportation fuel dispensed each quarter.

Follow Coulomb on Twitter: twitter.com/coulombevi.
Download the ChargePoint iPhone mobile app and the Android mobile app.

About Airbiquity

Airbiquity is at the forefront of change in the automotive industry, integrating advances in software, communications technology and wireless services with vehicles. Its connected vehicle solutions offer automakers a flexible platform for delivering innovative applications and services that help automobiles adapt to the driver’s digital lifestyle. To learn more about Airbiquity, visit www.airbiquity.com.

Airbiquity is a trademark of Airbiquity Inc.

Contacts

Airbiquity
Amy Smith, +1-206-219-2700
asmith@airbiquity.com
or
Coulomb Technologies
Anne Smith, 1-408-313-8089
anne@annesmithcommunications.com
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