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Through innovative collaborations, Volkswagen of America is one of the first high-volume manufacturers to deliver a truly holistic approach to ultra-low-carbon mobility, supporting the company’s broader global carbon reduction efforts. Beginning with the launch of the zero-tailpipe emissions 2015 e-Golf, Volkswagen invests in carbon reduction projects across the country to offset emissions created from e-Golf production, distribution, and up to approximately 36,000 miles of driving. Read More

ChargePoint CEO, Pasquale Romano, has been named one of 50 Smart Grid Pioneers of 2015 by Smart Grid Today, a leading trade publication that delivers daily, comprehensive and original reporting on emerging trends, applications and policies driving the modern utility industry. Romano was named to the list based on ChargePoint’s efforts to work with utilities across the country to increase EV adoption while also protecting innovation and competition in the EV charging industry. Read More

ChargePoint today announced receiving Verizon’s 2015 Supplier Environmental Excellence Award in the green/sustainability category. The award was given to ChargePoint in recognition of its environmental leadership in Verizon’s EV Charging Station initiative. Verizon was one of the first 13 companies to enroll in the U.S. Department of Energy’s Workplace Charging Challenge. Read More

We all know electric vehicles (EV) have enormous environmental advantages over gas vehicles. Plug-in EVs reduce carbon-based greenhouse gases, improve air quality and reduce our dependence on fossil fuels. EV drivers on the ChargePoint network have had a huge environmental impact. With over 9 million charging sessions delivering 65 gigawatt hours of energy, EV drivers have avoided over 60 million pounds of CO2 and 8.2 million gallons of gasoline, and driven over 196 million gas-free miles. Read More

Australian-based Tritium today announced it has signed an exclusive U.S. contract with ChargePoint. ChargePoint will install Tritium’s award-winning DC fast charging stations, the Veefil across the country. The fast charging stations have a power output of 50kW and can deliver up to 80 miles or 128 kilometers in just 20 minutes. The Tritium stations are able to charge all cars equipped for DC fast charging, using the included SAE-Combo connector or a CHAdeMO connector. Tesla drivers will be able to use the CHAdeMO connector with an adapter slated to go on sale shortly. Read More

Today, at a kickoff event at its headquarters, Kansas City Power & Light Company (KCP&L), a subsidiary of Great Plains Energy Incorporated (NYSE: GXP), announced its plans to install and operate more than 1,000 electric vehicle charging stations, making it the largest electric vehicle charging station installation by an electric utility in the United States. KCP&L's Clean Charge Network is the next step in the company's leadership in environmental sustainability. Over the next several months, KCP&L will install more than 1,000 charging stations throughout the Greater Kansas City region. This network of stations will be capable of supporting more than 10,000 electric vehicles. Through partnerships with companies at host locations and with Nissan Motor Company, the Clean Charge Network will offer free charging on every station to all drivers for the first two years. The stations are manufactured by ChargePoint and will be part of the ChargePoint network of more than 20,000 charging spots in North America. Read More