ChargePoint Continues to Make Driving Electric Easier with First-Ever Valet View
New Valet view, an industry first, empowers valet services to serve EV drivers more efficiently
Campbell, Calif. (USA) – December 14, 2017 – ChargePoint today announced Valet, a new feature that gives valet staff in fleet, multi-family, workplace, hospitality and other locations a simple view into the real-time status of individual vehicles and charging ports, as well as notifications when cars have finished charging. Valet simplifies the process of switching charged vehicles for vehicles that need a charge and enables valet providers to serve more EV drivers more efficiently.
EV sales continue to set new records, and 2017 has already seen more EV deliveries than any other year. Valet simplifies the process of charging and enables valet service providers to accommodate more vehicles. A clear central view into charging status and notifications when cars are finished charging empower valet staff to work more efficiently and keep drivers happy and cars fully charged before they are returned to their owners.
“ChargePoint is leading the way, consistently bringing drivers and customers new features that make driving and charging easier and more seamless than ever before,” said Jim Solomon, Sr. Director, Product Management at ChargePoint. “As our customers across industries prepare to accommodate more EVs at their locations, ChargePoint’s industry-leading networked solutions empower businesses to better serve EV drivers in ways non-networked solutions are unable to. The new Valet feature is yet another innovation that will help businesses to support the increasing number of EV drivers now and in the future.”
In addition to providing an overall view of charging status by vehicle and charging spot, Valet includes filtering tools that offer the flexibility to see completed charges, vehicles currently charging or available spots. It also enables valet attendants to charge vehicles using an EV driver’s ChargePoint account, so the driver receives real-time updates on charging status.
The first feature of its kind in the EV charging industry, Valet not only empowers valet services to accommodate more EV drivers, but also supports the shift toward autonomous EVs and ride sharing by establishing the tools needed to manage and monitor fleet charging. As more vehicles become electric, more locations will need to accommodate large numbers of EVs charging, and Valet enables more efficient charging for these vehicles.
Since all ChargePoint charging stations are networked, every ChargePoint customer immediately gains automatic access to this feature through their ChargePoint account.
ChargePoint is the largest electric vehicle (EV) charging network in the world, with charging solutions in every category EV drivers charge, at home, work, around town and on the road. With more than 43,000 independently owned charging spots and more than 7,000 customers (businesses, cities, agencies and service providers), ChargePoint is the only charging technology company on the market that designs, develops and manufactures hardware and software solutions across every use case. Leading EV hardware makers and other partners rely on the ChargePoint network to make charging station details available in mobile apps, online and in navigation systems for popular EVs. ChargePoint drivers have completed more than 31 million charging sessions, saving upwards of 30 million gallons of gasoline and driving more than 732 million gas-free miles. For more information, visit www.chargepoint.com or contact the Media Relations team at firstname.lastname@example.org.