ChargePoint Lands UN Momentum For Change Award

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Originally published on EV Obsession.

The electric vehicle charging technologies company ChargePoint will be awarded by the United Nations with a “Momentum For Change” Award at the upcoming Paris climate change talks, according to recent reports.

The award — which will be presented in December at the 2015 Conference of the Parties (COP) 21 event in France — is reportedly the result of ChargePoint’s efforts to expand the world’s electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure. The buildout increases the appeal of EVs, and thereby is helping in the “fight against climate change.”


A recent email to EV Obsession provides more:

ChargePoint is one of 16 companies from around the world, only two of which are from the United States, selected for creating a practical, scalable and replicable climate change solution. ChargePoint’s award is for its Information and Communication Technology (ICT)-enabled network of EV charging stations, 25,000 all together. This year, with BMW and Volkswagen, ChargePoint has focused on creating express charging corridors to provide EV drivers access to DC fast chargers along the most heavily populated and highly trafficked regions on the east and west coasts of the United States.

“We are honored to be receiving this esteemed award,” stated Pasquale Romano, ChargePoint’s CEO. “At a time when states and industries across the country are working to reduce carbon emissions, ChargePoint is proud to help create innovative strategies that are getting people out of gasoline-powered cars and into zero-emission vehicles. Given the already rapid trajectory of our EV charging infrastructure, the success of our business model, and the scalability of the Express Charging Corridors program, ChargePoint will continue to be one of the private sector leaders in combating climate change.”

For some background here, the Momentum for Change Award was created by the UN Climate Change Secretariat as a means of recognizing “innovative and transformative solutions that address both climate change and wider economic, social and environmental challenges.”

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