Posts Tagged: ChargePoint

New incentives for San Diego multifamily property owners to install EV chargers

EVs and their chargers are a perfect fit for single-family homeowners with garages, but for condo and apartment dwellers, charging is often a challenge (a recent Charged article explored this issue). Carports can be located far from electrical service lines, homeowners’ association rules may discourage charger installation, and electricity may be billed on common meters…. Read more »

ChargePoint launches new financing program for EV charging stations

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 »

Chargepoint offers trade-in credit to Blink charger operators

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 »

ChargePoint hints at new lease deal on charging stations

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 »

Connecting Europe’s charging networks

Many have posed the question of why the EV market in Europe has lagged behind the market in the US, considering the Continent’s higher fuel prices and strong green tradition. While there are several plausible answers, on closer examination the question itself makes little sense, because in fact there is no European EV market, but… Read more »

ChargePoint’s new charging station allows two charging spots on a single circuit

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 »

OCPP: There’s definitely confusion, but is there controversy?

Reporting on the charging industry is a tough gig. It’s incredibly nuanced. Every question we ask the experts leads to three more questions. It turns out that when you take hardware, software, networks, protocols and panels, then mix in some public funding, you get endless opinions.  We’ll attempt to clarify two issues in the thick… Read more »

What we know about Collaboratev

Reporting on the charging industry is a tough gig. It’s incredibly nuanced. Every question we ask the experts leads to three more questions. It turns out that when you take hardware, software, networks, protocols and panels, then mix in some public funding, you get endless opinions.  We’ll attempt to clarify two issues in the thick… Read more »

EVs in paradise: plug-ins and island markets

Islands make perfect EV habitats. Driving distances are generally short, and the need to ship supplies from the mainland keeps gas prices high. Also, islands around the world face a lot of environmental challenges, and many island economies depend on tourism, so the level of green consciousness tends to be high. Island governments around the… Read more »