ChargePoint and SYLVANIA Lighting Services Announce Reseller Agreement for Electric Vehicle Charging Stations in United States

OSRAM SYLVANIA Joins U.S. Department of Energy’s Workplace Charging Challenge

Campbell, Calif. and Danvers, Mass., April 30, 2013 - ChargePoint, the world’s largest network of electric vehicle (EV) charging stations and the services division of North American lighting leader OSRAM SYLVANIA today announced a reseller agreement. Under terms of the agreement SYLVANIA Lighting Services (SLS), a subsidiary of OSRAM SYLVANIA and leader in lighting installation and energy management solutions, will sell and install commercial and public ChargePoint EV charging stations in the United States. SYLVANIA Lighting Services is an established ChargePoint installer, having recently installed 33 EV charging stations in the City of Austin, Texas.

“We are pleased to extend our relationship with SYLVANIA Lighting Services to provide turnkey end-to-end EV charging services,” said Pat Romano, president and CEO of ChargePoint, Inc. “Customers looking for a complete EV solution now have an all-inclusive sales and installation process providing a single point of contact, full client consultation, hardware and software application, materials installation and post-install support from SLS.”

“As more and more EVs are introduced in the market, we are seeing great demand for EV charging infrastructure,” said Salvatore Manganaro, SLS EVI National Account Manager, OSRAM SYLVANIA. “We are proud to work closely with ChargePoint, the largest global EV network. These charging stations provide ease of use that addresses customer needs, benefits the environment and helps achieve corporate sustainability goals.”

SLS-installed EV charging stations provide cloud-based charging services via ChargePoint, the largest network of independently owned charging stations in the world. ChargePoint provides everything station owners need to deliver charging services in their parking lots and facilities. For EV drivers, ChargePoint-enabled locations are included on all ChargePoint applications for Android™ and iPhone® mobile devices. These ChargePoint mobile apps provide an easy way to locate stations near any specified address, get turn-by-turn directions, and start and stop a charging session directly from a smart phone. Additionally, these mobile apps allow drivers to utilize ChargePoint’s station reservation feature. Drivers can locate reservable stations, and then make, view and cancel a reservation directly from a smart phone.
In addition, OSRAM SYLVANIA announced it has joined the U.S. Department of Energy’s Workplace Charging Challenge, part of the agency’s EV Everywhere Grand Challenge, which aims to expand the availability of workplace charging for American workers, increasing the convenience of EVs and providing drivers with more options.

“The market for energy-efficient and electric vehicles is expanding dramatically, giving drivers and businesses more options to save money on fuel while reducing carbon pollution,” said former Energy Secretary Steven Chu. 
  
The Workplace Charging Challenge is a collaborative effort to increase the number of United States employers offering workplace charging by tenfold in the next five years. The Challenge also supports the broader efforts of the EV Everywhere Grand Challenge, announced last year by President Obama, to make EVs as affordable and convenient for the American family as gasoline-powered vehicles within the next 10 years. OSRAM SYLVANIA unveiled a dual, Level II EV Charging Station at its Danvers, Massachusetts headquarters last fall.

About OSRAM SYLVANIA

OSRAM SYLVANIA is a leader in lighting solutions and services, specializing in innovative design and energy saving technology. The company sells products for homes, businesses and vehicles primarily under the SYLVANIA brand name, and also under the OSRAM brand. Headquartered in Danvers, Mass., OSRAM SYLVANIA is the North American operation of OSRAM GmbH. For more information, visit www.sylvania.com or follow us on Facebook and Twitter

About SYLVANIA Lighting Services

SYLVANIA Lighting Services (SLS) is the industry leader in turnkey energy management programs for interior and exterior lighting systems as well as preventative maintenance programs. With over 40 years of experience, the company provides dedicated lighting design capabilities, the best delivery of services, access to new energy efficient lighting products, and a computer-routed national service fleet. SLS offers customers a single point of contact for all of their lighting needs, including recycling. A subsidiary of OSRAM SYLVANIA, SLS is a national company and is headquartered in Danvers, Massachusetts. For more information, visit www.sylvania.com/sls.

About ChargePoint, Inc.

ChargePoint is the largest online network of independently owned EV charging stations operating in 14 countries. ChargePoint provides everything an EV station owner needs to deliver turnkey electric vehicle 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 free ChargePoint mobile applications for Android and iPhone mobile digital devices. The ChargePoint network is open to all charging station manufacturers. Visit www.chargepoint.com for more information. Follow ChargePoint on Twitter @chargepointnet.