‘Tis the season: 6 reasons we’re grateful for EVs and EV charging

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Mother and child on road trip

The light outside is shifting from the bright exuberance of summer towards the cosy darkness of winter. The drumbeat of the holiday season approaches as we curl our hands around warm mugs and take stock of the world around us.

Maybe it’s just us, but the holiday season has us reflecting on gratitude. And we’re most grateful for the EV revolution. While climate change is one of the greatest challenges ever faced by humanity, rapid global electrification of everything from truck fleets to personal cars and bikes gives us hope. Hope that is practical, actionable and affordable. Hope that rolls up its sleeves, puts on boots and a hard hat, and gets to work.

We’re grateful for hope. We’re grateful that the single act of switching from a petrol-guzzling vehicle to an efficient EV reduces CO2 emissions from driving by 50% to 70%.

But we’re also grateful for so much more.

Here are six reasons we’re grateful this holiday season for EVs and EV charging:

1. We’re grateful to say goodbye to range anxiety 

We’ve kissed range anxiety goodbye for good. Huge advances in EV technology and innovation mean an EV’s range is almost no different today from an internal combustion engine (ICE) car and drivers can drive hundreds of miles on a full charge. We’re grateful we can drive long distances confidently, knowing we can charge anywhere with the leading EV charging network in the world. Who’s ready for their EV New Year’s road trip

Snow covered highway bird view

2. We’re grateful for weather-resilient EV charging

We’re grateful for hardy, flexible chargers ready for any kind of weather, year-round. As we get ready to say hello to winter, we breathe a sigh of gratitude knowing that ChargePoint chargers will keep us charged up and ready to go regardless of snow, hail, sleet, freezing rain or heat. We’re grateful for the peace of mind knowing that ChargePoint has tested every one of its charging solutions in an advanced testing facility for every weather scenario imaginable.

ChargePoint Express Plus in snow

3. We’re grateful for the ability to roam and charge across networks with a single account

We’re grateful we can use the same ChargePoint app whether we’re on holiday in France or living in England, on a work trip in Germany or visiting family in Poland. We’re grateful for the ease, simplicity and peace of mind that comes with instant access to more than 785,000 charging ports in a global roaming network. What’s not to love about cross-border EV travel that keeps up with you?

ChargePoint Driver portal on a laptop

4. We’re grateful for EV savings 

We’re grateful that driving better with an EV also saves us thousands of dollars. Chef’s kiss to all the ways we can save money with an EV: 

  • Fuel savings 
  • Utility savings 
  • Maintenance and repair savings 
  • Grants and incentives 

We’re grateful the sustainable choice is also the right choice for our bank accounts.

5. We’re grateful for dedicated parking and access to low-emission zones 

Across the EU, different countries and cities are creating new rules to lower emissions from Paris to Berlin, including low-emission zones (LEZ). While every LEZ has its own regulations, driving an EV grants drivers access to beloved city centers. Not to mention many cities in the EU have dedicated, free and discounted parking spots for EVs. How great is that?"

6. We’re grateful for smart chargers and charging apps

Smart chargers and charging apps are really the cherry on top of our gratitude ice-cream for the EV lifestyle. We’re grateful smart home chargers like ChargePoint empower us with information and control. Nothing beats the ease of tracking all our charging in a single app like the ChargePoint driver app. We’re grateful for the convenience and ease of smart charging across our lives.

Phone screen with ChargePoint App

There’s so much to be grateful for when it comes to the EV revolution and the EV lifestyle: charging, driving and living better while helping usher in a better way for the planet and humanity. It sounds too good to be true, but it’s not. We’re grateful to be a part of this growing global community and helping lead the charge since the beginning

What’s your favourite part of living electric? What EV miracle are you grateful for this holiday season?

Take your EV gratitude on the road today

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