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Bluebonnet Electric Cooperative and the Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort and Spa are partnering to install two electric vehicle charging stations capable of charging four cars at a time at the Bastrop County resort hotel. This is the first partnership between Bluebonnet and one of its members to provide public charging stations for electric vehicles. The co-op’s service area includes major highways between Austin, San Antonio and Houston. Read More

ChargePoint, the world’s largest and most open electric vehicle (EV) charging network with over 18,000 charging spots, today announced its inclusion in international think-tank Sustainia’s annual guide for the world’s 100 leading sustainability innovations. ChargePoint has been selected for its state-of-the-art innovation in the EV industry using five evaluation criteria: readily available, positive environmental impact, financially viable, improvement on quality of life and scalability. Read More

The month of May marked two industry milestones with record sales of electric vehicles (EVs)and ChargePoint – the largest and most open EV charging network – reaching 5 million charging sessions. Combined, these benchmarks demonstrate how rapidly the EV industry is growing. Read More

Illinois Community Colleges involved with the Illinois Green Economy Network (IGEN) will engage in an Electric Vehicle Road Trip, to demonstrate the progress of the Illinois Community Colleges strengthening EV infrastructure (the “IL Community College EV Highway”), to promote further deployment of EV infrastructure, and to raise awareness about EV technology and the environmental issues that necessitate a move to a more sustainable transportation infrastructure. Read More

FujiElectric Corp. of America has announced a new project featuring their 25kWDC Quick Charger for Electric Vehicles at the Edison ParkFast’sfamous Hippodrome location, conveniently located in MidtownManhattan. The publicly available station provides a complete charge to electric vehicles in under an hour, making it ideal for the busy driver in the heart of the city’s bustling Times Square neighborhood. As the first quick charger in New York City on the ChargePoint® network, the project marks an important milestone for Midtown Manhattan and EVowners who have voiced the need for locally available charging infrastructure. ChargePoint is the largest and most open EV charging network in the nation with over 17,000 charging ports. Read More

Pasquale Romano, CEO of ChargePoint – the largest and most open electric vehicle (EV) charging network – released the following statement today on the announcement of a collaborative Multi-State ZEV Action Plan between eight states to put 3.3 million zero-emission vehicles (ZEVs) on the road by 2025. Read More

The California EV Alliance announced that the California Energy Commission today awarded $474,052 for the deployment of EV charging infrastructure in the San Francisco Bay Area. A consortium of EV industry leaders developed the Bay Area Charge Ahead Project to deploy 37 charging stations -- and a total of 74 individual charge ports -- across 18 locations in 10 municipalities. The consortium led by the California EV Alliance includes ChargePoint, ABM, the Bay Area Climate Collaborative, and ten municipalities. Read More

“The City is very proud that the Autobarn of Evanston is leading this partnership with the Center for Neighborhood Technology and Governor Pat Quinn,” said Evanston Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl. “Our community members and business owners continue to exemplify their dedication to keeping the city sustainable which makes the quality of life in Evanston noticeably different from other cities across the U. S.”Autobarn of Evanston announced it will sponsor nine ChargePoint EV charging stations for one year in conjunction with the Center for NeighborhoodTechnology. The stations are located in Chicago’s Rogers Park andBronzeville neighborhoods, Oak Park and Evanston. Read More

ChargePoint, the largest and most open electric vehicle (EV) charging network, announced today that it has secured an additional $22.6 million in funding. ChargePoint has now raised over $110 million from leading investors,including Rho Ventures, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (KPCB), BraemarEnergy Ventures, Siemens Venture Capital GmbH, Voyager Capital and BMW. Read More