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ChargePoint raises $82 million for European expansion

ChargePoint, which operates a network of more than 33,000 independently owned charging spots, has secured $82 million in funding, the first part of a larger fundraising round led by Daimler. The new investment will support the expansion of the company’s charging network into Europe. BMW i Ventures and other existing investors also participated in the… Read more »

ChargePoint works to bring EV charging to apartments and condos

Installing EV charging infrastructure can be a challenge for residents of apartments or condominiums, but it’s a challenge that urgently needs to be addressed, as millions of people live in multi-unit dwellings, not only in US cities, but also in hot EV markets such as Europe and China. Network operator ChargePoint is working with residential… Read more »

ChargePoint Express Plus offers DC charging at up to 400 kW

ChargePoint, which operates over 31,000 independently owned public charging stations around the world, has announced a higher-level DC charging solution designed to accommodate the coming generation of longer-range EVs. ChargePoint Express Plus can deliver up to 400 kW, plenty of power to charge new EVs such as the Chevy Bolt at their maximum rates, as… Read more »

ChargePoint’s new Waitlist feature lets drivers line up for public chargers

Charging network operator ChargePoint has rolled out a new service called Waitlist, which enables drivers to use their mobile phones or RFID cards to “line up” to use a public charging station. When a charging station is busy, drivers can use Waitlist by tapping their ChargePoint card on the station to get in line. After… Read more »

ChargePoint Services acquires Hampshire and Cornwall charging networks

UK charging operator ChargePoint Services (not to be confused with the US firm ChargePoint) has purchased SSE’s interest in an EV charging network in Hampshire and Cornwall. ChargePoint’s Genie platform already provided back office management for the network, which includes 23 tri-header 50 kW rapid chargers and 28 twin-socket fast chargers. The GeniePoint Network charges… Read more »

BMW, Volkswagen and ChargePoint complete DC fast charging corridors in US

The Express Charging Corridors Initiative, a collaboration of BMW, Volkswagen and charging operator ChargePoint, has installed a network of 95 DC fast charging stations along the most heavily-trafficked highways on the East and West Coasts of the US. The corridors run primarily along I-95 on the East Coast, enabling EV travel from Boston through New… Read more »

ChargePoint launches updated hardware and management platform targeting fleet operators

Large corporate and government vehicle fleets are increasingly turning to plug-in vehicles to take advantage of dramatically lower fuel, operating and maintenance costs. For the fleet manager, however, the EV infrastructure world is a lot more complicated than it is for gas or CNG vehicles, which can use a single refueling depot. In spite of… Read more »

ChargePoint proposed for contract to install California fast charging stations

CLARIFICATION: ChargePoint is one of four companies chosen by the California Energy Commission among 35 applications to install chargers along Interstate 5, Highway 99 and US Route 101. The other companies who successfully bid on the contracts are NRG EV Services, Recargo and EV Connect. The contracts have been recommended by CEC staff, but have… Read more »

ChargePoint Places lets businesses offer special promotions to EV drivers

Network operator ChargePoint has launched a new program that aims to help businesses attract affluent EV owners. ChargePoint Places allows retail and hospitality companies that offer EV charging to create exclusive offers that ChargePoint then promotes to its members. EV drivers are a coveted market segment – according to ChargePoint, 85 percent have higher than… Read more »

ChargePoint Home Review

ChargePoint, the operator of North America’s largest public EV charging network with nearly 25,000 “charging spots”, has developed a new residential charging product called ChargePoint Home. I was given the opportunity to test and review this over the last month, and overall, I’m very impressed. The home-based charger I was provided included a 25 charging foot cord… Read more »