The ChargePoint America program has installed over 4,600 home, public and commercial EV charging ports in ten regions of the US.
ChargePoint Inc. has announced the completion of its ChargePoint America program, which installed over 4,600 home, public and commercial EV charging ports in ten regions of the US.
In May 2010, ChargePoint was awarded a $15 million dollar matching grant through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The company also received $3.4 million in funding from the California Energy Commission.
The ChargePoint program provides data to the DOE via a wireless network. That data is publicly reported for the use of researchers, municipal planners, and other stakeholders. The data will continue to be sent to the DOE through December 2013.
“Data collected from the charging stations nationwide are informing policymakers where people charge their vehicles, when they charge them, and how much energy they use,” said Pat Romano, CEO of ChargePoint.
Because the program leveraged various sources of private and state investment, the cost to the DOE was $3,300 per installed charging station. The typical cost for an installed Level 2 station is around $5,800. All installations were performed under the rules of the Davis-Bacon Act, which ensures that the electrical contractors and technicians received a fair wage.