Campbell, Calif. October 16, 2012 – ChargePoint announced the availability of the ChargePoint 4.0 platform for electric vehicle drivers and charging station owners. ChargePoint 4.0 is a free upgrade for all ChargePoint account holders and is now live for all station owners and drivers. For station owners, ChargePoint 4.0 is a groundbreaking release with new features including: patent-pending ChargePoint Connections, support for multi-site deployments, and additional pricing models for charging services. ChargePoint 4.0 optimizes management workflows, allowing station owners to operate more efficiently and with less effort while maintaining tight control over access and management rights.
For EV drivers, ChargePoint 4.0 provides a new look as well as improved navigation. Drivers can now access easy-to-use dashboards to help quickly find stations, plan trips and track usage. Also, ChargePoint Connections allows them to connect with a growing list of businesses that provide charging via ChargePoint and special offers and discounts.
For organizations considering offering EV charging services, ChargePoint is introducing “ChargePoint Test Drive”, a free seven-day trial to experience all that the ChargePoint 4.0 services platform has to offer.
“ChargePoint 4.0 represents the next major milestone for ChargePoint,” said Pat Romano, president and CEO of ChargePoint. “With ChargePoint 4.0 we built upon our experience of having the largest and most established EV charging network on the market. ChargePoint 4.0 provides a major upgrade in our software services and moves ChargePoint into the role of helping organizations connect EV drivers to their business. The ChargePoint Connections platform will change the way the industry thinks about offering EV charging services.“
ChargePoint 4.0 New features include:
ChargePoint is the largest online network of independently owned charging stations operating in more than 14 countries. ChargePoint provides everything a station owner needs 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. ChargePoint locations may be found online and are included on the ChargePoint mobile applications for iPhone and Android. The ChargePoint Network is open to all charging station manufacturers. Stations on ChargePoint are currently dispensing over 706 Megawatt hours of energy each month, with drivers plugging in for more than 4100 charging sessions per day.