Campbell, Calif. – At today’s Plug-In 2014 Conference, ChargePoint announced that the BMW i DC Fast Charger and Efacec station models, will be the first SAE Combo chargers on the ChargePoint network. Currently ChargePoint has nearly 100 DC fast chargers on their open network of over 18,000 charging locations.
“While ChargePoint’s level 2 charging stations are compatible with all EV models, no fast charging station can charge all cars,” Pasquale Romano, ChargePoint CEO. “Today, there are only a handful of SAE Combo fast charging stations in North America and we’re excited to add two additional fast charging station models onto the ChargePoint network. We are thrilled to see the launch of additional EVs on the market with fast charging capabilities and are committed to supporting charging for all cars and drivers.”
“A robust charging network of DC Combo fast chargers is critical for the future of electric mobility,” said Robert Healey, EV Infrastructure Manager at BMW of North America. “In working with our partners to install hundreds of BMW i DC Fast Chargers in convenient locations across the U.S., we are able to make DC Combo fast charging more accessible for BMW i3 drivers while demonstrating BMW’s continued commitment to the future of driving electric.”
ChargePoint manufactures its own infrastructure and through its innovative OnRamp program, allows for third-party charging stations to run on the ChargePoint network. With the addition of the BMW i DC Fast Charger and Efacec, there are now stations from nine different hardware providers on our open network.
“Efacec is pleased to be partnering with ChargePoint to integrate our DC Fast Chargers into the ChargePoint OnRamp program,” said Mike Anderson, Sales Manager of EV Chargers for Efacec USA.
As the pioneer and worldwide leader in electric vehicle charging infrastructure, ChargePoint is dedicated to supporting single card, single account interoperability across public charging network providers. All stations on the ChargePoint network are available and can be accessed by all EV drivers with a ChargePoint card or compatible all-access cards.
ChargePoint is the largest and most open electric vehicle (EV) charging network in the world, with more than 18,000 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 the Nissan LEAF. Every 8 seconds, a driver connects to a ChargePoint station and by initiating over 5.6 million charging sessions, ChargePoint drivers have saved over 4.9 million gallons of gasoline and driven 117 million gas free miles.
For more information about ChargePoint, visit www.chargepoint.com.