ChargePoint America Program is Complete…4,600 Chargers Installed in US

JUN 13 2013 BY STAFF 8

ChargePoint America

ChargePoint America

Way back in May of 2010, ChargePoint received a $15 million matching grant funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act through the Transportation Electrification Initiative administered by the Department of Energy.  Yes, that’s more than a mouthful.Coulomb-Technologies-Chargepoint

The California Energy Commission then allocated an additional $3.4 million in funding for ChargePoint to install residential and public chargers within California.

All told, ChargePoint, under its ChargePoint America Program, was to take those funds to ship and install 4,600 home, public and commercial charging points in the US.

Consider that done.

On June 11, ChargePoint announced that it had completed the install of those 4,600 charge points in the US.  This effectively means that the ChargePoint America Program is done.

Ten regions in the US got charging stations under the ChargePoint America Program: Austin/San Antonio, Texas; Boston; Los Angeles; New York; Orlando/Tampa; Sacramento; San Jose/San Francisco Bay Area; Redmond/Bellevue, Wash.; Washington DC/Baltimore; and Southern Michigan (including Grand Rapids, Lansing, Ann Arbor and Detroit).

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“Ten regions in the US got charging stations under the ChargePoint America Program….. and Southern Michigan (including Grand Rapids, Lansing, Ann Arbor and Detroit).”
I can vouch for the chargers in these cities since I have used them all.

Does anyone know what the matching % is “? $18.4M/4600 = $4k/ charger which seems like a bargain to me! Even at 50% match, $8k per charger seems low for commercial installations.

And as an aside, what does it cost to put in a single pump gas pump?

It’s a bit tricky here because it’s 4,600 charge points, not 4,600 chargers… Some chargers have several charge points, so the math will always be skewed since we dont know the exact number of chargers…only that there are 4,600 charge points

Install EV Infrastructure?

Mission Accomplished! 😉

(I really hope they don’t stop there, with a scattering of L2 chargers)

Nice that just about puts one charging station in every movie theater parking lot in the US. Now they need to put one in every mall parking lot, one in every Walmart Supercenter parking lot, one in every Hotel parking lot……wait a second you may get more than one plug-in vehicle parking at these lots at a time. Hmmm… back to the drawing board.


Every one of the ones I’ve seen in Austin has two charge points, one L2 and one L1. I see a mix of 1 and 2 spots per charger pole, so there are some places that have two ways to charge, but both couldn’t be in use at a time.

this all sounds all fine and dandy……chargepoint….go back and train our emergency responder s on safety issues……I seen so many poorly planned charging stations installed…

I think around this point the good news is that with the fast growth in demand for electric cars it is now worth while for a lot of places to put in Level Three chargers to make profits off of in cities where the electric cars have reached main stream common levels.

Besides this total program costs way less then the US spends in one day on importing oil.