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Viridian Power and REV want to bring Canada electric car charging stations


August 4, 2010
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Vancouver-based Viridian Power and Rapid Electric Vehicles (REV) announced they have entered into a partnership to develop the infrastructure for the deployment of electric vehicles in Canada.

As electrical solutions companies, REV will be providing the Coulomb
Technologies Chargepoint charging stations while Viridian Power will be
providing the installation and maintenance of those stations. REV is
currently in negotiation with municipalities, cities, utilities and
commercial companies to launch pilot projects in “almost every major
city across Canada,” says REV.

“Our 2012 objective is to connect every major city across the country
with a network of charging stations coast to coast,” says Jay Giraud,
CEO of REV. “Making sure there are convenient and easy locations to
charge is only half the battle. The other half is ensuring they are
properly maintained and serviced [and] Viridian Power has the right
people with the technical knowledge, the service ethic and the
expertise to make this happen.”

Viridian Power has over 25 years of experience in providing electrical
solutions and was a supplier of temporary power for the Vancouver 2010
Winter Games. Led by Mark Lawton, president of Viridian Power, he
states: “When the opportunity to partner with REV was presented, the
partnership seemed a natural fit. The team at Viridian Power is looking
forward to being a part of a global solution towards sustainable
alternatives.”

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