Charging network operator ChargePoint (NYSE: CHPT) and logistics provider Gatik, which launched a driverless delivery service with Walmart in 2021, have announced a strategic partnership to develop an electric ecosystem for autonomous vehicles.
According to the companies, customers of Gatik’s autonomous electric delivery fleet will have access to ChargePoint’s expertise in site design and interoperability validation, as well as ChargePoint’s fleet-specific software, which provides customer-configurable telematics intelligence along with modular charging hardware that’s designed to minimize upfront costs by reducing required electrical capacity.
“Our partnership with Gatik will help more fleets to realize their e-mobility and decarbonization goals,” said Rich Mohr, VP, Fleet at ChargePoint. “ChargePoint has proven experience across multiple customer applications and use cases.”
“Gatik’s autonomous electric fleet is uniquely positioned to increase efficiency and reliability across the supply chain’s middle mile,” said Arjun Narang, co-founder and CTO at Gatik. “Our partnership with ChargePoint will ensure that we’re not only meeting intensifying demand for our product offering and service, but offering our customers access to national charging infrastructure and a wealth of technical advantages.”