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Electric charging stations could propel Detroit current and future businesses.

Electric hybrid vehicle fast charging stations.
Electric hybrid vehicle fast charging stations.


  • Patrick Rall-Detroit Autos Examiner 5 years ago

    My concern with this type of technology in areas like Detroit is theft and vandalism. I could see charging stations working in nicer metro areas but in and around Detroit those stations would have to be built like fortresses to last through the first night.

  • Scott Miller - Coulomb Tech 5 years ago

    ETEC did win an award to place charging stations in five different states. Michigan was not one of them. However, Coulomb Technology, another supplier of advanced networked electric charging stations, is in the process of getting a DOE grant to provide 5000 total chargers distributed among nine different regions across the US. The Coulomb regions are planned to be different from the five ETEC states. Southern Michigan is one of those regions, so if we get the grant, I would be interested in talking to you about your thoughts on optimal placement of the chargers for Southern Michigan. We have passed the technical hurdles for the grant and are in the contract negotiation stage. Coulomb is partnering on the grant with GM and Ford as opposed to ETEC who is partnering with Nissan. You can contact me at if you are interested in more information.

  • Demario Tucker 5 years ago

    Thanks for the comments Patrick and Scott! I am interested in learning more about Coulomb and its endeavors for the southern Michigan region.

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