Campbell, Calif.– ChargePoint – the largest and most open electric vehicle (EV) charging network – today announced it was named to the prestigious 2014 Global Cleantech 100 list for the fifth consecutive year.
Featuring companies best positioned to solve tomorrow’s clean technology challenges, Global Cleantech 100 is a comprehensive list of private companies with the highest potential to make the most significant market impact. In addition to making the annual list produced by Cleantech Group, ChargePoint is also the recipient of their inaugural Future Mobility Company of the Year Award.
“We’re honored to be recognized year after year for our clean technology solutions,” said Pasquale Romano, ChargePoint’s CEO. “A vast network of electric vehicle charging stations is key to getting more people behind the wheel of an electric vehicle, and ChargePoint is proud to be driving the EV industry in the right direction.”
The Global Cleantech 100 list is collated by combining proprietary research data with weighted qualitative judgments of hundreds of nominations and specific inputs from a global 84-person expert panel. This year marked a record number of nominations from nearly 6,000 companies in 60 countires.
“The Global Cleantech 100 represents the most inspiring array of entrepreneurs across the cleantech space that are at the forefront of innovation,” said Sheeraz Haji, Cleantech Group’s CEO. “It is a true honor to gather with the global cleantech community every year to recognize and celebrate the achievements of each of the top 100 companies as they continue to solve tomorrow’s energy and resource challenges and redefine sustainable innovation.”
ChargePoint is the largest and most open electric vehicle (EV) charging network in the world, with more than 18,500 charging locations. 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. A driver connects to a ChargePoint station every 8 seconds and by initiating over 6 million charging sessions, ChargePoint drivers have saved over 5.2 million gallons of gasoline and driven over 126 million gas free miles.
For more information about ChargePoint, visit www.chargepoint.com or on Twitter @ChargePointnet.