ChargePoint Reinforces Cloud Services Leadership By Offering Automakers, Station Owners, Unparalleled Integration Options and Flexibility
New cloud solutions provide seamless in-vehicle or in-app integration and give businesses more control over their networks
Campbell, Calif. (USA) – January 10, 2018 – ChargePoint, the world’s leading electric vehicle (EV) charging network, today highlighted two cloud service solutions designed to revolutionize how companies provide charging services for drivers and enhance how businesses manage their charging networks. The ChargePoint Driver Experience Network helps auto automakers, transportation network companies (TNCs), retail fuel providers and others integrate charging functionality into their mobile apps and in-vehicle infotainment systems to simplify the driver’s charging experience. Additionally, the ChargePoint Operator Network gives station owners like fleet operators, retail fuel providers, and TNCs unparalleled operations management tools, integration options and energy management features. The platform is designed to manage chargers from a variety of manufacturers, including ChargePoint.
The ChargePoint Driver Experience Network is a groundbreaking new cloud service designed to integrate EV charging seamlessly into a mobile app or in-vehicle experience. Companies including automakers and TNCs can use the ChargePoint Driver Experience Network to leverage ChargePoint’s decade of expertise and leadership in electric mobility to equip drivers and other users with key charging tools and information that has historically only been accessible at ChargePoint.com or through the ChargePoint mobile app. Drivers will be able to find and access chargers and extended ChargePoint features through in-vehicle infotainment systems or OEM branded mobile apps. EV charging is fast becoming a valuable complement to other mobility offerings such as car-sharing, ride-hailing and parking services for organizations that offer, or are planning to offer, mobility solutions to their drivers.
“Today’s automotive consumer expects charging to be part of an automaker’s mobile app and in-vehicle experience,” said Simon Lonsdale, Chief Strategy Officer at ChargePoint. “Globally, drivers expect to find and access any charger regardless of network or manufacturer in a way that is seamless. The ChargePoint Driver Experience Network is an innovative cloud services solution that gives automakers and others a way to offer a branded driver experience for charging.”
In addition to the ChargePoint Driver Experience Network, ChargePoint is highlighting the ChargePoint Operator Network. The enhanced ChargePoint Operator Network is a cloud service that has helped more than 7,000 businesses effectively manage their charging assets. Now, the ChargePoint Operator Network is offered separately, providing an even more compelling solution for a wider array of customers. The platform gives station owners, operators and fleet managers unparalleled control over their charging assets, including diverse, globally-deployed OCPP-compliant AC and DC solutions from various charger manufacturers, including ChargePoint. The ChargePoint Operator Network is a fast, reliable, secure and scalable platform that helps station owners and operators optimize their charging stations. The cloud service includes features for energy management, dynamic pricing, access controls, fleet management, analytics, and many others as well as APIs for integration into other enterprise software tools.
“The ChargePoint Operator Network is an industry-leading cloud service for EV charging asset management,” said Ajay Agrawal, Chief Technology Officer at ChargePoint. “For more than a decade, we have developed technologies like OnRamp, designed to give businesses more powerful tools to manage the wide array of charging solutions on their networks. With more than ten charger manufacturer partners on the OnRamp program, cloud service solutions like the ChargePoint Operator Network further help businesses unify their networks, support the growing number of EV drivers and ultimately help usher in the mass adoption of electric mobility.”
For more information about ChargePoint and all of our new technologies announced at CES, please visit us at www.chargepoint.com.
ChargePoint is the leading 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 44,000 independently owned public and semi-public 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.