CAMPBELL, CA – Pasquale Romano, CEO of ChargePoint – the largest and most open network in the nation – released the following statement today on the announcement of the latest Open Charge Point Protocol (OCPP) 2.0 draft. While ChargePoint’s network has long included OCPP, now hardware from the giant charging network supplier will also include OCPP.
“ChargePoint has been a longtime supporter of OCPP and EV charging standards, and our network has been managing OCPP station hardware for years. We are thrilled to announce that ChargePoint hardware will also be OCPP compliant. These standards are an important step in a developing industry and will help achieve ChargePoint’s goal of getting more charging stations in the ground and EVs on the road.”
ChargePoint was a developer of the original OCPP and has been a pioneer of interoperability with the creation of CollaboratEV which is aimed at ensuring a driver can seamlessly charge on a station from any network provider and use one simple and single source for billing. ChargePoint runs the largest and most open OCPP compliant network in the world, with over 14,000 charging locations.
ChargePoint is the largest and most open electric vehicle (EV) charging network in the world, with more than 14,000 charging locations and a 65%+ market share. Ranked #1 by leading independent research firm, Navigant 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 11 seconds, a driver connects to a ChargePoint station and by initiating over 3 million charging sessions, ChargePoint drivers have saved over 2.6 million gallons of gasoline and avoided 20 million pounds of CO2 emissions.
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