ChargePoint honored for its market leadership in connected charging solutions for drivers and fleets
CAMPBELL, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–ChargePoint Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CHPT), a leading electric vehicle (EV) charging network, has been named to Fast Company’s prestigious annual list of the World’s Most Innovative Companies for 2022, ranking third among companies in North America.
Fast Company recognizes ChargePoint for its leadership in enabling global electrification, from passenger vehicles to fleets, with a network of more than 174,000 active charging ports, bringing charging to more people and places than ever before. This is ChargePoint’s second time receiving the recognition from Fast Company, having previously been ranked fifth among transportation companies.
“We are honored to be recognized alongside so many companies pushing the limits on innovation,” said Pasquale Romano, CEO and President of ChargePoint. “ChargePoint helped create the EV charging industry 15 years ago and remain committed to enabling businesses and drivers to go electric through an industry-leading portfolio of charging solutions. Our inclusion in Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies list is a testament to our team’s continued commitment to innovation, our strong growth in all key market segments across North America and Europe, and further demonstrates our market leadership.”
Charging ahead with leading industry partners and powerful software
In the last year, ChargePoint further expanded its comprehensive portfolio of hardware, software and services for commercial, fleet and residential customers. Businesses, fleets and drivers continued to turn to ChargePoint for EV charging education, resources and technology as they look to participate in the new fueling network.
ChargePoint forged new partnerships with major automakers like Mercedes-Benz, Volvo, Polestar and Mazda, aimed at simplifying the driver experience with seamless integration between the charging platform and the manufacturers’ infotainment systems. The company streamlined the software experience by integrating the ChargePoint app into both Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, connecting charging data directly to the vehicle’s infotainment system. The enhanced connection between app and vehicle represents the next step in how drivers and passengers are fueling mobility and how ChargePoint is delivering technology solutions to fit the needs of EV drivers now and in the future. Additionally, ChargePoint introduced the industry’s most comprehensive global electric fleet charging portfolio combining world-class software-defined hardware with services and support features to satisfy the operational needs of all types of fleets.
ChargePoint also has state-of-the-art research and development facilities in Silicon Valley, Amsterdam, Radstadt, Austria and Reading, England for testing and evaluation of ChargePoint’s EV charging products. ChargePoint continues to make investments in R&D covering all categories of charging from home and multifamily to workplace, parking, hospitality, retail and transport fleets of all types.
Leading the way in delivering clean energy
To-date, three billion electric miles have been driven on the ChargePoint network and drivers have avoided more than 145 million gallons of gas, preventing over 608,000 metric tons of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. From concept to scale, ChargePoint’s solution portfolio includes everything needed to electrify and optimize fueling, regardless of the size, use or type of vehicle. ChargePoint’s significant software capabilities and range of AC and DC fast charging solutions balance charging costs with operational readiness, making ChargePoint a key partner in the efficient and rapid electrification of transportation.
“The world’s most innovative companies play an essential role in addressing the most pressing issues facing society, whether they’re fighting climate change by spurring decarbonization efforts, ameliorating the strain on supply chains, or helping us reconnect with one another over shared passions,” said Fast Company Deputy Editor David Lidsky.
ChargePoint is creating a new fueling network to move people and goods on electricity. Since 2007, ChargePoint has been committed to making it easy for businesses and drivers to go electric with one of the largest EV charging networks and a comprehensive portfolio of charging solutions. The ChargePoint cloud subscription platform and software-defined charging hardware are designed to include options for every charging scenario from home and multifamily to workplace, parking, hospitality, retail and transport fleets of all types. Today, one ChargePoint account provides access to hundreds of thousands of places to charge in North America and Europe. To date, more than 105 million charging sessions have been delivered, with drivers plugging into the ChargePoint network every two seconds or less. For more information, visit the ChargePoint pressroom, the ChargePoint Investor Relations site, or contact the ChargePoint North American European press offices or Investor Relations.
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