ChargePoint and Volvo Cars Extend Collaboration With Launch of In-Car App for Recharge Models
ChargePoint in-car app to provide more seamless EV charging experience for Volvo Recharge drivers
Campbell, Calif. – March 9, 2021 – ChargePoint (NYSE:CHPT) and Volvo Cars have extended their partnership, launching an in-car ChargePoint charging app for Recharge Models.
By embedding the ChargePoint app into the EV’s in-car system, drivers are able to easily locate and start a charge without swiping or tapping to pay and unlock a charging station. In addition, drivers can use Google Android Automotive OS to search for and navigate to a place to charge, as well as start and pay for a charging session, at thousands of locations across the country from the comfort of their vehicle. With one ChargePoint account, drivers can use their in-car app to access ChargePoint’s network throughout North America and thousands of additional public places to charge through roaming agreements with other major charging networks.
“The launch of a fully integrated ChargePoint in-car app in Volvo Recharge vehicles is an example of the increasing interconnectedness that driving electric brings to consumers,” said Bill Loewenthal, Senior Vice President, ChargePoint. “Not only will this new innovation seamlessly expand access to charging and essential charging data right in the vehicle’s infotainment system, but ChargePoint’s ongoing relationship with Volvo Cars ensures that Recharge drivers have access to thousands of places to charge across North America.”
”Giving people the freedom to move is what we do at Volvo Cars,” said Bobbykin Makwana, Vice President and General Manager, Volvo Car Technology. “We are proud to have been able to work with ChargePoint to deliver this very personal benefit to our customers. Being in Silicon Valley gives Volvo Cars the ability to move quickly on technology solutions such as this.”
In addition to access to public charging via the embedded app, Volvo Recharge drivers can also select to buy the ChargePoint Home Flex, one of the market’s fastest, most advanced and flexible home chargers available today. With the ability to deliver up to 50 amps, Home Flex allows drivers to charge any EV up to 9 times faster than a standard wall outlet, delivering up to 37 miles of electric driving Range Per Hour. Adjustable amperage options support almost any charging need and can be matched to any home’s electrical supply today and into the future.
To learn more about the ChargePoint Home Flex for Volvo Recharge drivers visit https://www.chargepoint.com/volvo/.
To see the in-car app in use in the Volvo XC40 Recharge visit https://www.media.volvocars.com/us/en-us/media/videos/279430/volvo-xc40-recharge-charge-point-app.
ChargePoint is creating the new fueling network to move all people and goods on electricity. Since 2007, ChargePoint has been committed to making it easy for businesses and drivers to go electric with one of the largest EV charging networks and most complete portfolio of charging solutions available today. ChargePoint’s cloud subscription platform and software-defined charging hardware are designed to include options for every charging scenario from home and multifamily to workplace, parking, hospitality, retail and transport fleets of all types. Today, one ChargePoint account provides access to hundreds-of-thousands of places to charge in North America and Europe. To date, more than 88 million charging sessions have been delivered, with drivers plugging into the ChargePoint network approximately every two seconds. For more information, visit the ChargePoint pressroom, the ChargePoint Investor Relations site, or contact ChargePoint’s North American or European press offices or the Investor Relations team.