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September 21st, 2016

Electric Vehicle Drivers Enjoy Charging on a "First Come, First Served" Basis, with ChargePoint's New Waitlist Feature

ChargePoint, the world's largest and most open electric vehicle (EV) charging network, today announced Waitlist, a new service that enables drivers to use their mobile phones or RFID card to "line up" to use a charging station. As the leader in the EV charging space, ChargePoint drew on extensive data and customer feedback to create a solution that makes EV charging in public/shared spaces, such as workplaces, a more efficient and pleasant process, both for drivers and station owners. Read More

September 13th, 2016

BMW, Volkswagen and ChargePoint Announce Completion of Electric Vehicle Express Charging Corridors on the East and West Coasts

Electric vehicle (EV) drivers can now travel the most heavily-trafficked corridors on the East and West Coasts of the United States with the installation of 95 new DC Fast charging stations as part of the Express Charging Corridors Initiative – a collaboration of two of the world's top automakers, BMW of North America and Volkswagen of America, Inc. and ChargePoint, the world's largest EV charging network. The recently completed express charging corridors are designed to meet the increasing demand for convenient, publicly-available EV fast chargers and act as a catalyst for the growing adoption of electric vehicles in the United States. Read More

September 8th, 2016

ChargePoint Hires Colleen Jansen as Chief Marketing Officer

ChargePoint, the world's largest and most open electric vehicle (EV) charging network, today announced the addition of Colleen Jansen to its leadership team. As the company's Chief Marketing Officer, Jansen will oversee the company's marketing efforts to EV charging station owners, drivers and industry partners across a number of verticals, including workplace, commercial real estate, utilities and residences. Read More

August 28th, 2016

ChargePoint Now Offers 30,000 Places to Charge an Electric Vehicle

ChargePoint, the world's largest and most open electric vehicle (EV) charging network, today announced the activation of the 30,000th charging spot on its network. The leader in the EV charging market, ChargePoint is building the infrastructure for the future of transportation and changing the way drivers think about refueling by allowing EV drivers to charge at home, at work, around town and out of town. Drivers can quickly and easily locate charging spots near them using ChargePoint's mobile app and online driver portal. The milestone comes as gas stations continue to decline markedly. Read More

August 2nd, 2016

ChargePoint Appoints Former Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm to Board of Directors

ChargePoint, the world's largest and most open electric vehicle (EV) charging network, today announced that Jennifer Granholm has been appointed to its Board of Directors, effective immediately. Granholm, who served two terms as governor of Michigan, is a law professor and clean energy advocate who brings deep industry and policy expertise to the ChargePoint board. Read More

May 4th, 2016

ChargePoint Raises $50 Million to Extend Market Leadership and Drive Electric Vehicles Into the Mainstream

ChargePoint, the world's largest electric vehicle (EV) charging network made two significant announcements that put it in a strong position to continue driving EVs into the mainstream. It has secured an additional $50 million in a funding round led by Linse Capital, with participation from insiders including Braemar Energy Ventures and Constellation Energy. ChargePoint has now raised over $164 million from leading investors including Rho Ventures, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, BMW iVentures and Siemens. Alongside the new funding, ChargePoint also announced an evolution of its board. Read More

May 3rd, 2016

ChargePoint Enhances Fleet Product Offering With Next Generation Depot Solutions

At the 2016 ACT Expo ChargePoint, the world's largest electric vehicle (EV) charging network, unveiled the new CPF25 charging station and upgrades to its Fleet Plan. ChargePoint fleet products and services are designed to cater to the specific needs of commercial fleet operators. The new offerings enhance ChargePoint's fleet solutions, meeting the charging needs of every fleet and shared use scenario, from campuses and government sharing programs to large commercial fleets. Read More

February 19th, 2016

ChargePoint Chosen by CEC to Complete West Coast Electric Highway

This week, the California Energy Commission (CEC) proposed to award nearly $4 million to ChargePoint to complete the West Coast Electric Highway, which connects British Columbia to Baja California with fast charging stations for electric vehicles (EV). The CEC awarded a total of $8.8 million in grants to complete California's portion of the Highway. Read More

January 28th, 2016

ChargePoint Applauds CPUC for Approving Innovative Pilot to Accelerate EV Charging Stations in San Diego

ChargePoint today applauded the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) for its unanimous vote to authorize San Diego Gas & Electric to develop a pilot program to deploy 3,500 electric vehicle charging stations in the San Diego area. This comes on the heels of a separate CPUC decision two weeks ago to approve a ground-breaking proposal from Southern California Edison to deploy 1,500 charging stations across its territory. Read More