ChargePoint Home Earns First Ever ENERGY STAR® Certification for Electric Vehicle Charger and Wins Architizer A+Award for Smart Home Product
Industry-leading home charging solution uses energy efficiently, works with every EV and has completed more than 1,000,000 home charging sessions
Campbell, Calif. (USA) – June 22, 2017 – ChargePoint, the world’s largest electric vehicle (EV) charging network, today announced that ChargePoint® Home is the first EV charger to earn ENERGY STAR certification for using energy efficiently. ChargePoint Home, which also recently won the Architizer A+Award for Popular Choice in the Smart Home Category, adds up to 25 miles of range per hour to any EV and has accumulated more than 1,000,000 home charging sessions across 47 states to date and continues to grow.
“EV drivers charge at home or work more than 80 percent of the time, so offering an intelligent, connected, and reliable home charging solution is imperative to ensuring a premium experience for EV drivers,” said Colleen Jansen, Chief Marketing Officer, ChargePoint, Inc. “With a best-in-class design, connectivity and features, the industry’s smartest home charger is also the first to gain ENERGY STAR certification and win an Architizer A+Award.”
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) administers the ENERGY STAR program, which independently certifies products that use energy efficiently. ChargePoint and other EV charging solution providers worked with the EPA to develop efficiency standards for EV charging stations, and ENERGY STAR certified EV charging stations use 40% less energy than those that are not certified when not charging. ChargePoint Home is the first EV charging station to earn ENERGY STAR certification, validating that it uses energy as efficiently as possible, saves energy and can help reduce EV drivers’ energy bills.
“We congratulate ChargePoint for being the first to certify EV chargers,” said Ann Bailey, Director, U.S. EPA ENERGY STAR Program. “Chargers that earn the ENERGY STAR will benefit consumers and the environment.”
In addition to ENERGY STAR certification, ChargePoint Home is also the first Architizer A+Award Popular Choice Winner in the Smart Home Category. Architizer is the world’s largest and fastest growing website for architecture and its A+Awards program attracted entries from over 100 countries evaluated by 400 expert judges. ChargePoint Home’s award, the first in the Smart Home category, validates its clever design, ease of use and innovative smart home features, including connecting to Nest to report on all home energy use in one place, and establishes the charger as a leader in this growing category.
Efficiency, beautiful design and compatibility with any EV are just part of what has motivated thousands of drivers to choose ChargePoint Home. These drivers use all of the top 10 EVs and have accumulated more than 1,000,000 home charging sessions so far. On average, Homeowners add about 30 miles per charging session, similar to the average daily commute in the U.S.
ChargePoint Home can add up to 25 miles of range per hour and is easy to manage with a mobile app that enables drivers to schedule charging, start charging remotely and track all charging in one place.
For more information about ChargePoint Home, visit https://www.chargepoint.com/products/home/.