Posts Tagged: ChargePoint

ChargePoint acquires commercial electrification specialist ViriCiti

Network operator ChargePoint (NYSE: CHPT) has acquired ViriCiti, a provider of electrification solutions for commercial fleets. ChargePoint acquired ViriCiti for a total purchase price of €75 million in cash. The ViriCiti team, customer accounts and technology will become part of ChargePoint’s operations. This is the second acquisition for ChargePoint this month—the company recently acquired European… Read more »

ChargePoint to acquire European EV technology provider has·to·be for €250 Million

ChargePoint (Nasdaq: CHPT) offers EV drivers access to hundreds of thousands of charging sites in North America and Europe, but the company is more than just a network operator—it’s involved in just about every link in the EVSE value chain. The next addition to ChargePoint’s empire will be the European e-mobility provider has·to·be, which ChargePoint… Read more »

Greenlots, ChargePoint, EV Connect and FLO expand roaming cooperation

Patrons of public charging have long complained of the inconvenience of using different charging networks. Who needs a pocketful of RFID cards and a clutter of smartphone apps and passwords? Charging providers have heard the complaints, and have been working to establish an inclusive roaming system analogous to those used by banks, credit card issuers… Read more »

7-Eleven to install 500 fast charging stations by the end of 2022

Contrary to popular belief, EV drivers don’t have to subsist on kale and granola—now you can have a Slurpee and a microwaved burrito while topping up your battery pack. The iconic American convenience store chain 7‑Eleven plans to deploy at least 500 DC fast charging stations at 250 selected stores in the US and Canada… Read more »

GM aims to make charging seamless with Ultium Charge 360

GM is methodically moving forward with its plans for electrification. The automaker’s latest initiative is Ultium Charge 360, “a holistic charging approach that integrates charging networks, GM vehicle mobile apps, and other products and services to simplify the overall charging experience for GM electric vehicle owners.” Ultium Charge 360 is basically a consolidation and expansion… Read more »

ChargePoint cooperates with truck stop chains to deploy public charging across the US

Charging network ChargePoint and NATSO, a national trade association representing the truck stop and travel plaza industry, have announced significant progress in the first year of the National Highway Charging Collaborative, an initiative that plans to leverage $1 billion in public and private capital to deploy charging at more than 4,000 travel plazas and fuel… Read more »

As ChargePoint debuts on the NYSE, investors ponder the prospects of charging infrastructure providers

ChargePoint Holdings, one of the largest players in the EV infrastructure field, has gone public through a business combination with Switchback Energy Acquisition. The company now trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol CHPT. In honor of the historic moment, CEO Pasquale Romano got to (virtually) ring the NYSE opening bell. The… Read more »

ChargePoint announces integration with Apple CarPlay

The vast charging network ChargePoint has integrated its service with Apple CarPlay, bringing EV charging data inside the vehicle and allowing drivers to access charging information directly from their infotainment system. Drivers can find nearby chargers, check station status, start a session, navigate to a station and more, without the need to use a smartphone… Read more »

2020 EV Charging Infrastructure Best-in-Test: Rating the DC fast charging user experience

If EVs are to replace fossil-fuel vehicles, they need to be able to make long highway trips, which means that DC fast charging needs to be reliable, convenient, affordable and ubiquitous. However, as Charged and other media have often reported, we’re still in the early days of public EV charging, and the user experience often… Read more »

Charging network ChargePoint to go public in $2.4-billion deal

EVSE manufacturer and charging network operator ChargePoint plans to go public via the trendy vehicle of a special purpose acquisition company.  ChargePoint will merge with Switchback Energy Acquisition Corporation (NYSE: SBE) to form a company called ChargePoint Holdings, which will be listed on the NYSE. The boards of both companies have unanimously approved the transaction,… Read more »