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ChargePoint Announces Upgraded Electric Vehicle Charging Network

ChargePoint is an innovative company that has already emerged as a global leader in linking owners of electric vehicles with independently-operated charging stations. It is headquartered in Campbell, CA, strategically situating itself in a state that has been at the forefront of electric vehicle usage.

On October 16, 2012, ChargePoint announced that its new upgrade, ChargePoint 4.0, has gone live. ChargePoint bills itself as the world’s most advanced electric vehicle (EV) charging network. Its new ChargePoint 4.0 is a free upgrade for currently participating electric charging stations. EV drivers enjoy free access to the network.

Pat Romano, ChargePoint CEO and President says that, “ChargePoint 4.0 represents the next major milestone for ChargePoint.” He adds: “With ChargePoint 4.0 we built upon our experience of having the largest and most established EV charging network on the market. ChargePoint 4.0 provides a major upgrade in our software services and moves ChargePoint into the role of helping organizations connect EV ChargePoint Announces Upgraded Electric Vehicle Charging Network.”

ChargePoint is an innovative company that has already emerged as a global leader in linking owners of electric vehicles with independently-operated charging stations. It is headquartered in Campbell, CA, strategically situating itself in a state that has been at the forefront of electric vehicle usage.

Pat Romano, ChargePoint CEO and President says that, “ChargePoint 4.0 represents the next major milestone for ChargePoint.” He adds: “With ChargePoint 4.0 we built upon our experience of having the largest and most established EV charging network on the market. ChargePoint 4.0 provides a major upgrade in our software services and moves ChargePoint into the role of helping organizations connect EV drivers to their business. The ChargePoint Connections platform will change the way the industry thinks about offering EV charging services.”

From Isuzu to Mitsubishi to BMW electric car drivers, ChargePoint 4.0 is a big help.

ChargePoint has already linked independently-owned charging stations in 14 countries. The company provides turnkey charging services to those station owners that want to add charging for EVs to their properties. It offers participating stations marketing options as well. Special offers and discounts can be included amidst ChargePoint’s online services to drivers.

It also addresses the needs of drivers by helping them to locate and navigate to unoccupied charging stations via both mobile apps and online tools. Both iPhone and Android applications have already been developed. ChargePoint users are already participating in over 4,000 charging sessions per day. Over 700 megawatt hours of electricity is already dispensed on a monthly basis.

The network of charging stations that ChargePoint has developed is open to all manufacturers of such stations.

The new ChargePoint 4.0 upgrade offers a variety of advanced new features:

  • ChargePoint Connections — a patent pending advanced business-to-consumer networking application that identifies participating stations for drivers and provides them with special offers and discounts. Convenience and time savings are added features.
  • Advances in payment services for owners of charging stations.
  • More advanced user experience with intuitive dashboard interface and easier navigation. Drivers can efficiently identify charging locations, plan trips, and track their power usage.
  • Upgraded services for larger organizations operating a multiple charging facilities. Such organizations can now control activities and monitoring from any single location. They can set varying levels of access for local support teams.
  • Advanced analytics, allowing station owners a better understanding of station usage.
  • ‘Rights Granting’ administration model that allows station owners to outsource certain management tasks and activities to third parties.
  • More flexible pricing options for the station owner, including pricing for drivers that exceed allotted time as well as additional flex billing options.

The ChargePoint ‘test drive’ offers organizations an opportunity to try out ChargePoint 4.0 during a 7 day free trial. “The ChargePoint Connections platform will change the way the industry thinks about offering EV charging services,” Mr. Romano notes.

 
 
 
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