Coulomb Technologies, a company in the business of EV charging station infrastructure, has said that Tucson Rental Homes in Tucson, Arizona, has installed their first ChargePoint Networked Charging Stations for EVs.

Installed at the newly developed Tanque Verde Valley rental-housing complex located at 9855 E. Speedway, the charging station is free for residents. The Tucson Rental Homes installation is the third local Tucson location for Coulomb’s charging stations with the first two located at Bookmans Entertainment Exchange stores, the company said.

The charging stations were sold through Verdek-EV, Coulomb’s exclusive south central distributor. Coulomb and Verdek worked closely with Tucson’s Pima Association of Governments and Clean Cities to assist with the installation.

The Tucson Rental Homes charging station is a part of the ChargePoint Network, which is open to all drivers of plug-in vehicles and provides authentication, management, and control for the networked EV charging stations.

ChargePoint Network features include knowledge of charging status by SMS text or email notification, location of unoccupied charging stations via smart phones, authenticated access to eliminate energy theft and authorized energizing for safety.

It further includes smart grid integration for utility load management with future V2G capabilities and a ChargePoint iPhone App.

Richard Lowenthal, CEO of Coulomb Technologies, said: ”This latest installation in Tucson highlights the important role infrastructure plays as we prepare to welcome electric vehicles.

”Tucson will have hundreds of EV’s on the road by the end of 2010 and they will need a place to fuel. It’s a wonderful testament to vision and forward looking thinking that Tucson Rental Homes is preparing for the future of clean transportation in Arizona.”