Coulomb Technologies CEO Comments on CPUC Decision on Electric Vehicles

published: 2010-08-04 14:38 | editor: | category: News

Coulomb Technologies announced support for the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) decision that companies that sell electric vehicle charging services to the public will not be regulated as “public utilities.” Coulomb Technologies, a maker of networked infrastructure for electric vehicles participated in the proceeding. Coulomb argued that by treating a charging station as competitive access to the grid as opposed to being a regulated utility, the Commission can foster competition in the nascent infrastructure marketplace and help facilitate rapid deployment.

"This outcome will encourage competitive market forces to bring benefits to consumers and ensure rapid deployment of the charging infrastructure,” said Richard Lowenthal CEO of Coulomb Technologies. “We applaud the decision as it not only enables a competitive framework for the California market, but will set an important precedent for other key states and for the nation."

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