It’s one of the hottest trends in green tech: offering creative financing to get around the problem of high upfront equipment costs. EV charging giant ChargePoint is the latest to take advantage of this idea, partnering with Key Equipment Finance to launch a $100 million lease-to-own program for EV charging stations. The new offer will… Read more »
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As some analysts are predicting spectacular growth in the public charging market, something of a Wild West atmosphere is developing. Last month, Ecotality, one of the country’s largest network operators, filed for bankruptcy. Last week, Florida-based Car Charging Group announced that it would purchase Ecotality’s Blink charging network. Now Chargepoint, another giant network, is looking… Read more »
It’s a familiar dilemma in green tech: the long-term benefits are substantial, but high upfront costs keep buyers from taking the plunge. This spells opportunity for companies that can find ways to remove this objection. Tesla’s cousin SolarCity is one example – it has achieved huge success by offering leases that let property owners enjoy savings… Read more »
With the introduction of its new CT4000 series of charging stations, ChargePoint seeks to address two issues: the cost of installation and the growing demand for charging spots. The CT4000’s power sharing feature allows a single circuit to power a dual-port station, so that operators can double the number of charging locations without increasing installation… Read more »
The ChargePoint America program has installed over 4,600 home, public and commercial EV charging ports in ten regions of the US.
ChargePoint, a network of independently owned charging stations that operates in 14 countries, has opened its first publicly available DC fast charging station at the Residence Inn by Marriott in San Juan Capistrano, California, just off Interstate 5. The Fuji Electric 25 kW, CHAdeMO-compliant charger is owned and operated by EVoasis. “The collaboration with Fuji… Read more »
ChargePoint 4.0 is a free upgrade for all ChargePoint accounts, and will go live for station owners and drivers in September.
Empire State EV owners should see their range anxiety steadily receding. Charging station manufacturer Coulomb Technologies announced this week that it has partnered with power provider National Grid to extend Coulomb’s ChargePoint Network throughout New York State. The company received a million bucks in funding (part of a promised $4.4 million) from the New York… Read more »
The ChargePoint-enabled Fuji stations will be showcased at the EVS26 show in Los Angeles next week, and will be released in the US later this year.
Coulomb's ChargePoint Network includes service plans, automated billing and payment processing, 24/7 driver support and services that show real-time station availability.