ChargePOint Stories June 29, 2017

US-based electric vehicle charging network operator ChargePoint is in the midst of a European expansion and it is apparently having no problem finding financial support.

After having raised $82 million led by Daimler just a few months ago, they confirmed today having raised another $43 million for the European expansion.  expand full story

ChargePOint Stories June 27, 2017

ChargePoint, one of the largest electric car charging station makers and network suppliers, announced today a deal with GE to take over the management of their charging network.

It results in the quick addition of more than 1,800 commercial and about 8,000 residential charging spots to its network. expand full story

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ChargePOint Stories May 9, 2017

We were excitted when ChargePoint unveiled its latest charging station technology earlier this year. It’s a modular system called Express Plus and it can enable a record-breaking charge rate of up to 400 kW.

The only problem is that ChargePoint doesn’t operate its own charging stations. Therefore, in order for those to get deployed, other companies need to buy them and operate them.

Well, the company announced today the first major deployment of those stations as InstaVolt in the UK announced that they signed a contract to purchase “more than 200 ChargePoint rapid charge systems.” expand full story

ChargePOint Stories March 2, 2017

While Daimler has been pushing its brands Mercedes and Smart into an aggressive transition in electrification, the German automaker had so far no great involvement in EV infrastructure. That’s about to change.

The company announced today that it is leading a $82 million round of investment in the major electric vehicle charging network ChargePoint. expand full story

ChargePOint Stories January 7, 2017

The Consumer Electronic Show, now only known as CES, is becoming a popular trade show for the automotive industry. The auto section was a significant part of the show this year and while it was light on new products, we decided to give ‘Electrek awards’ to the best of CES 2017 for electric vehicle products. expand full story

ChargePOint Stories January 5, 2017

 

 

Earlier today, Chargepoint announced that they would have a new liquid-cooled 400kW charging station available this summer. In a subsequent video, Chargepoint also showed a Tesla charging handle in one of their stations which was quite a surprise, to us, anyway.

We went straight to the source and got an interview at CES with CEO Pasquale Romano to get all of the details… expand full story

Update: We got to the bottom of the mystery with an interview with Chargepoint’s CEO

Today, Chargepoint announced a new 400kW charging capabilities that they say would add 100 miles of range per 15 minutes of charge.  While high-end Tesla’s can get that kind of mileage gains (and more) with current 145kW chargers, this could be a big boon for the industry if it were applied to trucks and busses, for instance where the 400kW = 100 miles in 15 minutes math works.

However, this morning Chargepoint published a YouTube video with something far more interesting for Tesla owners and prospective owners.

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Chargepoint, an independent EV charging station manufacturer and charging network operator, announced today that it is introducing a new 400 kW DC fast-charging infrastructure, which is faster than even the most high-powered stations announced by other manufacturers for deployment toward the end of the year.

The first stations equipped with the new 400 kW technology will be deployed this year and available to customers starting in July 2017, according to the company. expand full story

ChargePOint Stories September 15, 2016

Forbes came out with one of the most misleading and biased articles on EVs I’ve seen (presumably) not put out by someone on an oil company payroll yesterday: ‘Who Has The World’s Biggest EV Charging Network? Trigger Warning: It Ain’t Tesla‘. To be honest, I probably wouldn’t have seen it if ChargePoint, the company being discussed in the article, hadn’t shared it:

The title in itself, while sensationalist, is actually accurate enough not to be libel. There are charging networks out there with more charge points than Tesla’s own networks, which is great – especially because Tesla owners can happily use almost all of them, but then the author makes his point by manipulating the data and making plain false claims.

Update: Forbes has since heavily updated the article correcting some of the misleading information we pointed in this article. expand full story

ChargePOint Stories September 13, 2016

BMW and VW in partnership with ChargePoint, an electric charging station operator, announced that they completed the installation of 95 DC fast-charging stations in the US as part of a program launched last year. expand full story

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