Campbell, Calif. September 25, 2012 – ChargePoint today announced it has partnered with BMW for its unique, premium electric vehicle (EV) car-sharing service program in San Francisco. ChargePoint®, the largest online global charging network, connects the new charging stations throughout San Francisco, Burlingame, Palo Alto and Oakland. BMW recently announced its DriveNow and ParkNow programs, which provide drivers the opportunity to experience BMW’s first all-electric vehicle, the BMW ActiveE with zero-emission driving. The San Francisco car-sharing and parking space programs are the first of several locations which BMW anticipates activating across North America in the coming months.
“Our decision to partner with ChargePoint was clear, they offer the highest quality and most established network of EV charging services on the market today,” said Ulrich Quay, Managing Director of BMW i Ventures.
“We are proud to partner with BMW and its electric vehicle car-sharing service,” said Pat Romano, president and CEO of ChargePoint. “ChargePoint is the largest network of electric vehicle charging stations in the world and drivers can easily locate a nearby station if they need to top-off during the course of their rental. We provide the easiest, most convenient way to charge, and convenient ways to pay for charging, 24x7 driver support and valuable driver services.”
Available ChargePoint stations are highlighted on the in-car information system and can be found online at www.chargepoint.com or by using one of the free ChargePoint mobile apps. While ChargePoint is the largest network of public charging stations in the U.S., DriveNow customers may recharge with any charging stations they wish. Additional charging fees may apply.
ChargePoint is the largest online network of independently owned charging stations operating in more than 14 countries. ChargePoint provides everything station owners need to deliver turnkey charging services in their parking lots. For drivers, ChargePoint provides state of the art features including the ability to locate, reserve and navigate to unoccupied charging stations with online tools and mobile applications for iPhone and Android. The ChargePoint Network is open to all charging station manufacturers. Stations on ChargePoint are currently dispensing over 690 Megawatt hours of energy each month, with drivers plugging in for more than 3,600 charging sessions per day. Follow us on Twitter @chargepointnet. Like us on Facebook @ChargePoint.
BMW of North America, LLC has been present in the United States since 1975. Rolls-Royce Motor Cars NA, LLC began distributing vehicles in 2003. The BMW Group in the United States has grown to include marketing, sales, and financial service organizations for the BMW brand of motor vehicles, including motorcycles, the MINI brand, and the Rolls-Royce brand of Motor Cars; DesignworksUSA, a strategic design consultancy in California; a technology office in Silicon Valley and various other operations throughout the country. BMW Manufacturing Co., LLC in South Carolina is part of BMW Group’s global manufacturing network and is the exclusive manufacturing plant for all X5 and X3 Sports Activity Vehicles and X6 Sports Activity Coupes. The BMW Group sales organization is represented in the U.S. through networks of 338 BMW passenger car and BMW Sports Activity Vehicle centers, 139 BMW motorcycle retailers, 115 MINI passenger car dealers, and 32 Rolls-Royce Motor Car dealers. BMW (US) Holding Corp., the BMW Group’s sales headquarters for North America, is located in Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey.
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