Coulomb Technologies has expanded the ChargePoint Network with advanced networking features specifically designed for the European market.
The ChargePoint Network now supports the MIFARE-based transportation smart card that facilitates interoperability among different European energy supplier charging networks, making driver roaming possible.
The family of ChargePoint Network compatible charging stations also now includes the ChargePoint CT2500, one of the first Mode3/Type 2 electric vehicle charging stations awarded the KEMA-KEUR safety certification mark for compliance with IEC 61851.
Coulomb’s ChargePoint Network is the world’s largest charging network supporting thousands of charging stations and EV drivers.
The ChargePoint Network comprises stations installed throughout Europe including Ireland, England and the Netherlands, with more than 100 stations currently in use in the City of Amsterdam.
Station owners, including energy suppliers and municipal governments, can now offer drivers: faster charging, flexible billing, email and text message alerts, 24/7 driver assistance, and compatibility with all new electric vehicles.
Additionally, Coulomb announced it has completed compatibility testing with the Nissan LEAF at the Nissan Technical Centre in England. The Nissan LEAF is expected to be on the streets of Portugal, Ireland, UK and The Netherlands in early 2011 and will be able to charge at any ChargePoint charging station in Europe. Coulomb’s CT2500 was one of the first public Mode 3/Type 2 charging stations to successfully test charging compatibility with the Nissan LEAF at the Nissan Technical Center in November 2010.
The ChargePoint CT2500 charging station specifications feature:
• IEC 61851-1 Mode 3 charging standard
• Single output 7.4 kW
• Single phase (230 VAC @ 32 A)
• IEC 62196-2 e-mobility Type-2 connector
• Internal breaker
• KEMA-KEUR safety certified
• Integrated mounting bracket provides mounting for an optional single-phase DIN 43 857 universal utility meter
• Integrated ISO 15693 and ISO 14443 RFID reader that accepts ChargePass and the MIFARE-based transportation card