Campbell, CA - ChargePoint, the world’s largest and most open electric vehicle (EV) charging network, today announced receiving Verizon’s 2015 Supplier Environmental Excellence Award in the green/sustainability category. The award was given to ChargePoint in recognition of its environmental leadership in Verizon’s EV Charging Station initiative. Verizon was one of the first 13 companies to enroll in the U.S. Department of Energy’s Workplace Charging Challenge.
"Verizon cares deeply about the environment and is always seeking new opportunities to help conserve energy, minimize waste and protect the environment," said James Gowen, chief sustainability officer, Verizon. "ChargePoint has installed EV chargers at nine Verizon locations around the country, making it easier for our employees to commute in electric vehicles and reduce their greenhouse gas emissions."
The Verizon Supplier Recognition Awards are given to companies that support Verizon's commitment to customer service, quality and excellence. The green/sustainability category recognizes a Verizon vendor that shares the company’s standards for environmental protection. In addition to installing the EV chargers, ChargePoint helped design custom processes for Verizon to implement and maximize its EV charging program.
"ChargePoint’s mission is to get everyone behind the wheel of an EV, so we’re extremely proud of the work we’ve done with Verizon to make EV driving more accessible to their employees," said ChargePoint CEO Pasquale Romano. "EV charging is a competitive perk for employees – equivalent to as much as a 5 percent raise – that can help build a happier workforce while also meeting corporate sustainability goals. There’s no doubt: EV charging is good for business, and we’re proud to be recognized for our work with Verizon."
ChargePoint was presented with Verizon’s Supplier Environmental Excellence Award during an Earth Day celebration at Verizon’s corporate office in Irving, Texas.
ChargePoint operates the world’s largest electric vehicle (EV) charging network, with more than 22,000 spots to plug in and charge. We are transforming the transportation industry by providing the charging stations, mobile apps, analytics and the charging network that allow property owners and drivers to benefit from EV charging. We are also transforming the energy industry by providing intelligent solutions to help people and businesses shift away from fossil fuels and use electricity more efficiently. Our mission is to get all drivers behind the wheel of an EV and provide them a place to charge whether at home, at work, around town or out-of-town.
More than 196 million gas-free miles have been driven on our network, and our drivers have collectively avoided more than 8.2 million gallons of gasoline and 60 million pounds of CO2 emissions.
For more information about ChargePoint, visit www.chargepoint.com or on Twitter @ChargePointnet.