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Electrify America, ChargePoint, collaborate on agreement to expand public EV charging access

; Date: June 11, 2019

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Roaming agreement makes charging more accessible for current and future EV drivers

Campbell, CA and Reston, VA (June 11, 2019) – Today, Electrify America and ChargePoint announced a roaming partnership that will further expand access to electric vehicle (EV) charging across the United States. The interoperability agreement will allow drivers to seamlessly charge their EVs on public chargers between both networks using their existing account credentials to start a session, without incurring any additional fees.

Beginning later this year, drivers will be able to access public chargers on either the ChargePoint or Electrify America networks without having to create new memberships, registrations or payment configurations. The plan will connect more than 30,000 Level 2 (L2) and DC fast chargers from Electrify America and ChargePoint across the U.S., adding significant public access as the number of EVs on the road significantly increases in the coming years.

“With the two largest EV charging service providers in the U.S. reaching this agreement, we can help expedite electric vehicle adoption by creating a seamless and reliable charging experience for consumers,” said Giovanni Palazzo, president and CEO of Electrify America. “By connecting our public charging networks, we increase the convenience and accessibility EV drivers need to travel where they want, when they want.”

“This roaming agreement further accelerates the seamless integration of individual EV fueling networks and brings us even closer to the day when the movement of all goods and people will be powered by electricity,” said Pasquale Romano, president and CEO, ChargePoint, Inc. “Partnerships like this make transitioning to electric drive easier than continuing to use fossil fuels. Our agreement is another example of cross-industry collaboration and underscores the importance of working together to support this transformation of mobility.”

Roaming agreements between Electrify America, ChargePoint and other charging companies are key to expanding access to electric vehicle charging nationwide, as a wave of new electric vehicles are expected to hit the market in the coming years. Making it easier for drivers and businesses to make the transition to electric will help spur faster adoption of EVs nationwide and around the world.

About Electrify America

Electrify America LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Volkswagen Group of America headquartered in Reston, VA and with an office in Pasadena, CA, is investing $2 billion over 10 years in Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) infrastructure, education and access. For more information, visit www.electrifyamerica.com.

About ChargePoint

ChargePoint is a global electric vehicle (EV) charging network, with charging solutions in every category EV drivers charge, at home, work, around town and on a trip. With more than 65,000 commercial charging spots and thousands of customers (businesses, cities, fleets, and service providers), ChargePoint designs, develops and manufactures hardware and software solutions with a network that makes charging station details available in mobile apps, online and in navigation systems for popular EVs. For more information, visit www.chargepoint.com.

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David Herron : David Herron is a writer and software engineer focusing on the wise use of technology. He is especially interested in clean energy technologies like solar power, wind power, and electric cars. David worked for nearly 30 years in Silicon Valley on software ranging from electronic mail systems, to video streaming, to the Java programming language, and has published several books on Node.js programming and electric vehicles.
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