ChargePoint Creates Momentum for Change

Climate change is one of the most pressing problems of our time. Greenhouse gas emissions from our cars are a big contributor—nearly 20% of CO2 emissions in the U.S. come from cars.1 That’s where electric vehicles (EVs) and ChargePoint’s network of charging stations come in.

EVs Will Help Change the Course

The number of EVs on the road is expected to increase 14X over the next 10 years2

2015: 1 Million

metric tons of CO2 emissions avoided by U.S. EVs3

2025: 20 Million

metric tons of CO2 emissions avoided by U.S. EVs4

Over the next 10 years, if all cars in the U.S. were EVs charging on electricity from renewable sources we would avoid 12 billion metric tons of CO2—like taking the U.S. off fossil fuels for 2.5 years7,8

Charging Stations Help People Make the Switch to EVs

ChargePoint drivers have already driven enough electric miles to circle the earth 10,000 times and avoid over 37,000 metric tons of CO2.5 This is just a small fraction of the electric driving and emissions saving ChargePoint has enabled.

Our 25,000 charging spots give people the confidence that they can drive on electric and charge up when and where they need to.

The U.S. Department of Energy has found that someone with charging at work is 20 times more likely to switch to a plug-in car.6

The United Nations Recognizes ChargePoint for Leading the Way

The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change honored ChargePoint with a Momentum for Change award at the annual Conference of Parties (COP21) in Paris, France this past December.

ChargePoint was one of 16 Lighthouse Activities selected for its innovative and scalable approach to tackling climate change.

ChargePoint received this award for its partnership program with BMW and Volkswagen to create Express Charging Corridors along both coasts of the United States.

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  1. 31% of U.S. CO2 emissions by end use are from transportation, U.S. Energy Information Administration, Annual Energy Outlook 2015, Energy-Related Carbon Dioxide Emissions by End Use. 55% of U.S. transportation CO2 emissions are from light duty vehicles from U.S. Energy Information Administration, Annual Energy Outlook 2015, Transportation Sector Key Indicators and Delivered Energy Consumption. [a]
  2. Navigant Electric Vehicle Geographic Forecasts, 2Q 2015, PEV In Use Projections
  3. CO2 Savings Assumptions
    • Average miles traveled per year = 13,476 [b]
    • Driving an internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicle emits 8.887 kg of CO2 per gallon [c]
    • The US passenger car average fuel efficiency for ICE vehicles is 23.4 mi/gal (mpg) [d]
    • An electric vehicle has an average efficiency of 0.324 kWh/mile [e]
    • The US average for emissions from generating electricity to fuel electric vehicles, is 1.23235 lbs CO2/kWh [f]
    EV Volume
    • Inside EVs cumulative EV sales is about 375,000 [g]
  4. CO2 Savings Assumptions
    • Same as above
    EV Volume
    • Navigant Electric Vehicle Geographic Forecasts, 2Q 2015, PEV In Use Projections in 2024 is 6,377,523 with a growth rate of 15% from 2023 – 2024. Applied same growth rate to 2024-2025.
  5. EVs have driven 258,000,000 miles on ChargePoint. The circumference of the earth is 24,901 miles [h]
  6. Results from the U.S. Department of Energy’s EV Everywhere Workplace Charging Challenge [i]
  7. There were 233,760,558 registered highway vehicles in the U.S. as of 2012 [j]. Same assumptions as above for CO2 savings except zero emissions from charging on renewable energy.
  8. U.S. emissions were 5,270 MMT CO2 in 2012 [k]