News and Updates

News and Updates

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.

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.

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.

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.

Pasquale Romano, CEO of ChargePoint, the world's largest electric vehicle (EV) charging network, today issued the following statement applauding New York Governor Andrew Cuomo on his $9 million commitment to the Charge NY program, which will support up to 800 more EV charging stations around the state, and his plan to deploy DC fast chargers at rest stops along the Thruway to facilitate long-distance travel between New York City and Albany

Electric vehicles (EVs) were a hot topic at the United Nations Climate Change Conference, COP21, in Paris this December. A parking lot full of COP21 branded Renault-Nissan EVs and bright green charging stations greeted delegates from around the world on their way in to the conference center at Le Bourget. Renault-Nissan’s electric car service allowed conference attendees to book an electric ride from the conference center to select hotels, helping many passionate environmentalists try the climate friendly technology.

With over 25,000 charging locations, ChargePoint is the world's largest and most open electric vehicle (EV) charging network. Whether it’s at home, at work, around town, or out of town, ChargePoint offers everything an EV driver needs to charge their car conveniently wherever they are and wherever they go. At the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show, ChargePoint is bringing all of its services and products with them to prove they’ve built the network that has made EV charging everywhere life happens.

The newest program from ChargePoint, ChargePoint Places, connects participating businesses to the largest community of electric vehicle (EV) drivers and provides EV drivers access to exclusive offers from destinations that offer charging. ChargePoint Places in a unique and innovative program where companies in retail and hospitality can increase their sales by promoting special offers and experiences to ChargePoint’s extensive community of EV drivers.

ChargePoint will be honored by the United Nations this December during this year's Conference of the Parties (COP) 21 event in Paris. ChargePoint was selected as a Momentum for Change Lighthouse Activity for its transformational approach to tackling climate change. By giving drivers access to the largest network of electric vehicle (EV) charging stations, ChargePoint facilitates the transition to EVs, which substantially reduce climate change causing emissions from driving.

Leaders from the electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure, technology and services industry announced today the formation of the Electric Vehicle Charging Association (EVCA), a not-for-profit trade association created to achieve clean transportation by advancing continued innovation in the EV charging industry. EVCA, the first coalition in California and the nation to promote the EV charging industry, concurrently announced release of The State of the Charge, a report documenting the charging industry’s rapid growth in California and the significant economic opportunity it presents for the state.