Campbell, Calif. - Pasquale Romano, CEO of ChargePoint – the world’s largest and most open electric vehicle (EV) charging network – released the following statement in response to the release of Governor Jerry Brown’s state budget proposal:
“We commend Governor Brown for his steadfast commitment to reducing greenhouse gas emissions. His state budget proposal makes major investments in technology and commonsense programs to encourage the use of zero emission vehicles, including $200 million to accelerate the transition to low carbon transportation. This is the cornerstone to ensuring EV adoption statewide and is critical to maintaining California’s leadership role in EV infrastructure. At ChargePoint, we have built the largest electric vehicle charging network in California and throughout the county, and we stand ready to expand as more and more residents and municipalities purchase EVs.”
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.
For more information about ChargePoint, visit www.chargepoint.com.