Smartlet Networked Charging Stations at San Francisco
Trust the state of California to be a pioneer in many ways, and among them include the push for a much greener environment through the use of recycling, organic farming, good urban planning with ample public transport as well as the use of environmentally friendly products – that includes naturally made items and vehicles, of course. Electric vehicles are still a long way off from becoming the norm as our roads are currently clogged with petrol guzzling cars and trucks. Despite that, hybrid vehicles have made some inroads and today marks another milestone – Coulomb Technologies, the leader in electric vehicle infrastructure, dropped the good news of the City of San Francisco having installed its Smartlet Networked Charging Stations at City Hall.
These charging stations will play a role in the two-year public demonstration that is being conducted in conjunction with the City of San Francisco, making it a pilot project that attempts to juice up the entire fleet of plug-in vehicles in San Francisco. Coulomb’s charging infrastructure will over the City of San Francisco special networked features which will cater for electric vehicle fleet needs specifically.
According to San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom, “Our goal is to transform the Bay Area into the EV Capital of the United States, and a networked infrastructure is essential for the adoption of electric vehicles. San Francisco is proud to be the first city to feature charging stations with technology to support our city’s clean electric fleet vehicles and car-share fleets.”
There will be a total of three of Coulomb’s networked charging stations placed right across the street from City Hall on the plaza. These charging stations will not only power the city’s clean fleet of vehicles, but will also include interactive charts that let you know just how much gasoline is saved in the process while reducing the amount of greenhouse gas emissions for a visual representation of how this green initiative is good for nature.