ChargePoint Announces Integration with Apple CarPlay Revolutionizing Driver Experience as EV Adoption Accelerates
New CarPlay compatibility brings essential charging data into the vehicle, making the experience for drivers easier and more seamless
ChargePoint integration with Apple CarPlay brings essential charging data into the vehicle. (Photo credit: ChargePoint)
Campbell, Calif. - November 17, 2020 - ChargePoint, one of the world’s largest electric vehicle (EV) charging networks, now works with Apple CarPlay, taking another step towards making the transition to electric mobility more seamless for drivers. This new integration brings essential EV charging data inside the vehicle, allowing drivers to easily access charging information directly from their vehicle’s infotainment system. Beginning today, drivers will be able to find nearby chargers, check station status, start a session, navigate to a station and more, without the need to pick up their iPhone while in transit. The announcement comes on the heels of the addition of several new features available to Apple users including Dark Mode, Apple Watch compatibility, and a new ChargePoint widget in Today View for iPhone where drivers can find nearby stations or check real-time charging status.
“The shift to electric mobility is transforming the driver experience, and ChargePoint’s integration with CarPlay is another pivotal step in the evolution already underway, driven by software and increased connectivity,” said Bill Loewenthal, Senior Vice President, Product, ChargePoint. “By integrating essential charging data directly into the vehicle’s infotainment system, drivers are even more empowered and informed than ever. With the ability to connect their phone directly with the vehicle through CarPlay, drivers now have access to ChargePoint app information right on the vehicle display. The seamless connection between the app and vehicle represents the next step in how drivers and passengers will experience mobility in the future, accelerated by the global shift to electric drive.”
ChargePoint compatibility with CarPlay offers a level of connectivity not previously available. By simply connecting a device updated to iOS 14 or above to a CarPlay-equipped vehicle, drivers will be able to easily begin accessing charging information from the in-vehicle display. With the ChargePoint app in the CarPlay experience, drivers will have access to information available in the ChargePoint app, but now integrated with the in-dash infotainment system. With CarPlay, drivers will be able to see a map with nearby stations, check station status, select the station list for more information, and start a charging session. In addition, drivers will be able to filter stations based on speed of the charger, cost, availability and plug type, find recent stations, access favorite charging spots and join waitlist all directly from the vehicle.
This integration with Apple CarPlay underscores ChargePoint’s decade-plus commitment to enhancing the experience for drivers and businesses to help enable the future of electric mobility.
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 network and most complete set of charging solutions available today. ChargePoint’s cloud subscription platform and software-defined charging hardware is designed internally and includes options for every charging scenario from home and multifamily to workplace, parking, hospitality, retail and fleets of all kinds. Today, one ChargePoint account provides access to hundreds of thousands of places to charge throughout North America and Europe with drivers plugging in to the ChargePoint network approximately every two seconds while delivering more than 84 million charges. For more information, visit the ChargePoint pressroom or contact the North American press office or the European press office.