CAMPBELL, CA – ChargePoint – the company that built the world’s largest and most open electric vehicle (EV) charging network – has been named one of the Top 100 clean technology companies in the world.
The 2013 Global Cleantech 100, produced by Cleantech Group, highlights clean technology companies from around the world that are currently the most likely to make significant market impact over the next 5 t010 years.
“It is an honor to be recognize as one of Top 100 companies who are using technology to improve our environment and the lives of people across the globe,” said Pasquale Romano, CEO of ChargePoint. “At ChargePoint, we are constantly looking to find new ways to make our product the very best in the marketplace. We are proud to have built the most accessible and open electric vehicle charging network in the world.”
The Top 100 list is derived from Cleantech Group’s data and research, combined with the weighted qualitative judgments of hundreds of nominations, and the viewpoints of a global 90-person Expert Panel. To qualify for the list, companies must be independent, for-profit, cleantech companies that are not listed on any major stock exchange. This is the second year ChargePoint has been recognized in the Top 100, having secured a spot in the 2012 list as well.
ChargePoint’s focus is on the driver’s experience, and with the largest online network of independently-owned charging stations operating in more than 14 countries, ChargePoint’s network drivers can locate, check for availability, reserve and navigate to charging stations, wherever they may be driving, by using ChargePoint’s app for IPhones and Androids.
“The Global Cleantech 100 is a natural extension of our vision to help corporations and investors connect with innovation around the world,” said Sheeraz Haji, CEO of Cleantech Group. “This list celebrates inspiring entrepreneurs, and serves as the industry standard on gauging where innovation is headed across key sectors.”
ChargePoint was one of 5,864 companies from 60 countries nominated this year. These companies were weighted and scored to create a short list of 300 companies. Vital information on these short-listed companies—including key data from Cleantech Group’s i3 platform—was presented to the expert panel for final input. The end result was 100 companies from 18 countries.
“The composition of the 2013 Global Cleantech 100 represents a distinct shift in thinking from deal-makers in the marketplace,” said Richard Youngman, Cleantech Group’s Managing Director, Europe & Asia. “Fifty-one new entrants and noticeable shifts in sub-sectors and company types commanding the broadest level of support speak to a transition of opinion of which types of companies deal-makers believe today are the most likely to have significant market impact in a 5-10 year timeframe.”
ChargePoint is the largest and most open electric vehicle (EV) charging network in the world, with more than 13,500 charging locations and a 65%+ market share. Ranked #1 by leading independent research firm, Pike Research, ChargePoint makes advanced hardware and best-in-class cloud based software. ChargePoint’s open network is utilized by many leading EV hardware makers and encourages all EV charging manufacturers to join.
ChargePoint also manages the only mobile app that provides EV drivers with real-time information, including availability of charging locations throughout the nation. Every 15 seconds, a driver connects to a ChargePoint station and by initiating over 3,000,000 charging sessions, ChargePoint drivers have saved over 3.5 million gallons of gasoline and avoided 36 million pounds of CO2 emissions.
For more information about ChargePoint, visit www.chargepoint.com.