Coulomb Technologies said that the first public ChargePoint networked charging station for electric vehicles (EVs) has been installed in Minnesota, US.

The 120V/240V Level I and II ChargePoint station in the public parking ramp of the First National Bank building 332 N, Minnesota, is located on the new Central Corridor light rail line that will connect downtown St Paul and downtown Minneapolis, and the line is scheduled to open in 2014.

The owners intend to power the ChargePoint station using 100% wind energy, part of Xcel Energy’s WindSource program.

The ChargePoint station was sold by Coulomb distributor Carbon Day Automotive, and installation of the station was a collaboration between ElectriCharge Mobility/MTI, Weber Electric and the FNBB.

Managed and leased by Cushman & Wakefield (C&W), the First National Bank Building has been revitalized as a hub of speed, comfort and convenience.

C&W general manager at the property Tanya Hemphill said that improvements have been made at the First National Bank Building to reclaim its iconic status as the premier business environment in downtown St Paul.

Coulomb said that its ChargePoint network is open to all drivers of plug-in vehicles and all manufacturers of plug-in vehicle charging stations.