Posts Tagged: ChargePoint

ChargePoint has a staggeringly high attach rate with new plug-in vehicle buyers, and it’s accelerating

ChargePoint is the latest entrant into the crowded residential charging station market. The ChargePoint Home was announced in January, and later this year when it goes on sales, it will begin vying for a spot on garage walls up against multinational conglomerates and long-established EVSE companies like ABB, AeroVironment, Bosch, ClipperCreek, Eaton, GE, Leviton, Lite-On,… Read more »

The charging port-to-EV ratio: residential versus commercial

You may have noticed that just about every electrical supply equipment manufacturer thrust into the home charging business as the EV market developed over the last few years.  However, only a handful stuck their toes into the networked-public-charging pond – and some quickly decided that the water was too cold to swim in, and scaled… Read more »

How will ChargePoint Home integrate with Nest? More details revealed

ChargePoint is the operator of North America’s largest public EV charging network with over 20,000 “places to charge.” In January, the company announced the launch of its new residential charging station. ChargePoint Home plugs into a standard 240 V outlet and is rated for either 16 or 32 amps. The unit will have interchangeable cords… Read more »

Kansas City Power & Light to install 1,000 charging stations

Kansas City Power & Light (KCP&L) has announced plans to install and operate more than 1,000 EV charging stations in the Kansas City region, which the company says will be the largest charging station installation by an electric utility in the US. KCP&L’s Clean Charge Network will be part of the ChargePoint network, and will… Read more »

BMW and Volkswagen partner with ChargePoint to create fast charging corridors on East and West Coasts

One indicator of an automaker’s seriousness about EVs may be its willingness to invest a substantial amount in charging infrastructure, as Nissan and Tesla have done. This week, BMW and Volkswagen, together with ChargePoint, announced an initiative to create express charging corridors on the east and west coasts of the US. In the initial phase,… Read more »

California considers lifting ban on utilities owning EVSE

Two California utility companies have requested permission to enter the EV charging station business, and a group of state legislators has recommended that the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) lift a 2011 ban on investor-owned utilities owning EV charging infrastructure. The original intent of the ban was to protect competition in what was then a… Read more »

ChargePoint partners with solar installer Sun Edison

ChargePoint, which operates one of the world’s largest public charging networks, plans to extend its empire into the home, in conjunction with solar installer Sun Edison. In an interview with the Wall Street Journal’s Venture Capital Dispatch, CEO Pasquale Romano explained the synergies between EV charging and solar energy. “The reason we partnered with Sun… Read more »

ChargePoint adds option to pay for charging with PayPal

Public charging network ChargePoint has added PayPal as an option for EV drivers to pay for charging. It’s a natural partnership, according to ChargePoint, as both companies are “revolutionizing traditional industries.” PayPal is a supporter of electromobility, and has installed 34 ChargePoint stations at its San Jose campus. Drivers who choose the PayPal option will… Read more »

Big charge on campus: EV charging at US colleges increases by 35%

It’s back-to-school time, and many of the nation’s college and university students will return to campus to find more EV charging stations than ever. ChargePoint reports that there are currently 1,134 charging spots at colleges and universities in its network, an increase of about 35% from the same time last year. On-campus EV charging is… Read more »