Campbell, Calif. – It’s a week for celebration here at ChargePoint. Not only are we kicking off National Drive Electric Week, but we’re also celebrating our eighth birthday. We bet on electric vehicles (EVs) before they were even on the road and we knew drivers would need smart charging.
A lot has changed over the last eight years since ChargePoint was first founded. Back then, most EVs were little more than glorified golf carts, and saying you saw a “leaf” on the road just meant that a neighbor’s yard maintenance routine might have lapsed for the weekend. But as drivers on the ChargePoint network know, EVs are truly a better way to drive – and we’re seeing tremendous environmental gains as a result of their growth.
In fact, since our launch in September 2007, ChargePoint drivers have:
ChargePoint was built on the principle that developing a strong, open EV charging network was key to supporting broad-based EV market growth. The fact that our company has undergone and continues to experience such tremendous growth is a testament to the strength of our business model and to the fact that we are truly “driving a better way.”
In eight short years – many of which were passed before the industry had begun to develop in earnest – ChargePoint has:
ChargePoint’s mission is to get all drivers behind the wheel of an EV and provide them a place to charge at home, at work, around town or out-of-town – and we’re looking forward to many more great years and hundreds of millions of gas-free miles to come.