Campbell, Calif. – Pasquale Romano, CEO of ChargePoint – the company with the nation’s largest electric vehicle charging network – released the following statement on tomorrow’s third annual National Plug In Day:
“On this third National Plug In Day, there is much to celebrate with the growth of the electric vehicle (EV) industry. No longer are we debating whether or not EVs will succeed - instead we are seeing unprecedented adoption. In fact, over 130,000 plug-in cars have been sold, and at ChargePoint, we have built an extensive network of over 13,000 charging stations. By initiating 2.5 million charging sessions, ChargePoint drivers have saved three million gallons of gasoline and avoided 46 million pounds of CO2 emissions.
Not only does driving an EV make good environmental sense, but it makes good economic sense – they are easier and cheaper to fuel; they are less expensive to run and maintain; and they are creating good American jobs. ChargePoint is proud and excited to be part of this exciting movement and we join hundreds of thousands
of EV drivers throughout the country in celebrating National Plug In Day.”
This weekend there are events throughout the U.S. to celebrate EV week. For more information about National
Plug In Day or to find an event in your community, visit www.pluginday.org.
Recognized as the worldwide leader in electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure, ChargePoint is the largest online network of independently-owned EV charging stations in the world – operating in more than a dozen countries with more than 13,000 charging locations. Every 15 seconds someone connects their vehicle to a ChargePoint station.
ChargePoint’s best-in-class hardware – as well as hardware from other manufacturers – is connected to ChargePoint's cloud–based software. This innovative platform provides charging station owners with the control and data they need and want to optimize their charging operations, including billing, access control, and remote driver support. Station owners can monitor and track charging station usage and costs, create pricing structures for charging services, and reward driver loyalty.
ChargePoint provides a free mobile application with real-time data that allows drivers to locate and navigate to unoccupied charging stations. Drivers can also track their charging status and usage, as well as their greenhouse gas and fuel savings. Over 70 percent of all publicly-accessible networked EV charging stations are ChargePoint stations or run on the ChargePoint network, and nearly 40 percent of all EV drivers are ChargePoint members. By initiating 2.5 million charging sessions, ChargePoint consumers have saved three million gallons of gasoline and avoided 46 million pounds of CO2 emissions.
For more information about ChargePoint, visit www.chargepoint.com.