Campbell, Calif. - Pasquale Romano, CEO of ChargePoint – the largest and most open network of electric vehicle charging stations in the nation – released the following statement regarding the passage of HB 19, which exempts EV charging infrastructure from regulation as a public utility.
"By passing HB19, Utah has become the 14th state to ensure that EV charging is not regulated as a utility. This legislation incentivizes private companies to build a robust network of charging stations to meet the growing demand from Utah’s EV drivers. Laws like HB19 not only encourage more people to choose EVs and provide significant benefits to our environment, but such policies also support job creation and economic growth. We applaud the bill’s sponsors and congratulate Governor Herbert on signing HB19 into law."
ChargePoint is thelargest and most open electric vehicle (EV) charging network in the world, with more than 16,000 charging locations and a 70%+ 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’s real-time network information including the availability of charging locations throughout the nation is available through the ChargePoint mobile app, online and via the navigation systems in top-selling EVs including the new BMW i3 and Nissan Leaf. Every 10 seconds, a driver connects to a ChargePoint station and by initiating over 4.3 million charging sessions, ChargePoint drivers have saved over 3.7 million gallons of gasoline, avoided 25 million pounds of CO2 emissions and driven 88 million gas free miles.
For more information about ChargePoint, visit www.chargepoint.com.