CAMPBELL, CA – Pasquale Romano, CEO of ChargePoint – the company that built the world’s largest and most open electric vehicle (EV) charging network – released the following statement today on the signing of a memorandum of understanding between eight states (California, Oregon, New York, Rhode Island, Connecticut, Maryland, Massachusetts and Vermont) to accelerate sales of zero-emission vehicles:
“These eight states are leading the way and transforming the EV industry. This historic agreement will not only help our environment, but it will also improve our economy, reduce our dependence on foreign oil, and improve the lives of all Americans. As we begin to see mass adoption and sales of electric vehicles, it is also imperative that we build the charging infrastructure to support these drivers. ChargePoint, as the largest and most open EV charging network in the world, stands ready to expand and support the 3.3 million vehicles that will come as a result of this MOU.”
ChargePoint is the largest and most open electric vehicle (EV) charging network in the world, with more than 13,800 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.