ChargePoint Chosen by CEC to Complete West Coast Electric Highway

DC Fast Charging Stations Support Long Distance Travel in Electric Vehicles

Campbell, Calif. – 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 is focused on proliferating EV charging across the country to accelerate the move to clean transportation and are honored to have been chosen to complete this program," said Pasquale Romano, ChargePoint CEO. "The West Coast Electric Highway is key to expanding access to infrastructure especially in rural, disadvantaged communities to drive EV adoption. This project will support EV drivers in their daily travel and give drivers range confidence for longer distance travel."

Each ChargePoint location along the highway will include a 50kW Express DC Fast charging station. With an SAE Combo and CHAdeMO connector, these stations can charge all DC capable EVs on the road and the average driver will be able to fill their battery from 0 to 80% in just 20 minutes. ChargePoint will also install level 2 charging stations that provide drivers 25 miles of Range Per Hour (RPH) of charging. In addition to the charging stations, the project includes two showcase sites with scalable intelligent energy storage management systems and a solar generation systems to either charge the energy storage or export power to the grid. These new stations will be part of the growing ChargePoint network of over 26,500 charging spots in North America.