The installation of the curbside ChargePoint station at the Franklin D Reeves Center in northwest DC to provide Level II charging for electric vehicles was done by Pepco Energy and Coulomb distributor NovaCharge.

Coulomb’s ChargePoint America will offer hundreds of free EV charging stations for public and home charging to individuals and businesses in the greater metropolitan DC area with Ford and Chevrolet joining Coulomb in this program to introduce their respective EVs in the coming months.

The company plans to provide nearly 5,000 charging stations to the program participants in nine regions in the US, including Austin, Texas, Detroit, Los Angeles, New York, Orlando, Florida, Sacramento, California, Bellevue/Redmond and Washington DC.

All drivers of plug-in vehicles can have access to the ChargePoint network by making a call to the 24/7 number on each charging station or signing up without a subscription via contactless credit cards.

ChargePoint Network provides information on the charging status by SMS text or email notification, location of unoccupied charging stations via smart phones and includes smart grid integration with built in utility grade metering, time of use pricing and demand response control.