ChargePoint Expands Its European Charging Network
ChargePoint has recently introduced solutions for every charging need in Europe – the second-largest global EV market, using a $125 million Series G investment from Siemens and Daimler.
These solutions include charging stations for home, work, around town, and long distance travel.
While the DC chargers in play for Europe are similar to those in North America (only CCS Combo 2 replaces CCS Combo 1), the AC in Europe will be with Type 2 plug (or socket) for singe and three-phase, up to 22 kW.
“To develop the charging solutions that the market needed, ChargePoint drew on years of experience serving EV drivers and station owners, as well as market research from across multiple countries in Europe. By supporting single-phase and three-phase power, cable attached and cable managed stations as well as socketed stations for Type 1 and Type 2 vehicles, ChargePoint’s complete suite of solutions enables a superior charging experience for EV drivers and simplifies charging management for station owners.
ChargePoint Home meets the charging needs of EV drivers who live in single-family homes or have their own garage or dedicated parking space. ChargePoint Home makes it easy for drivers to manage charging in the ChargePoint mobile app, which can monitor energy usage as well as schedule, start or stop charging sessions.
The CP4100 Type 2 socketed AC charging station and CP4300 Type 2 cable attached AC station offer charging for businesses, multi-family residences and fleets. The CP4500 socketed AC charging stations are equipped with local grid connections to allow for direct connection to the grid for public charging hubs. For EV drivers on long trips or in need of quick chargers, the ChargePoint Express 250 and Express Plus DC ultra-fast charging stations support CHAdeMO, CCS2, CCS1 and GB/T connectors. With a comprehensive online dashboard and the ChargePoint network, station owners can get reports on charging station use, energy costs and environmental savings.
ChargePoint commercial products are available for order now and will begin shipping later this year. Businesses can contact ChargePoint for more information about EV charging solutions best suited to their unique charging requirements.”
Pasquale Romano, President and CEO, ChargePoint said:
“At ChargePoint, we are committed to advancing the adoption of electric vehicles having developed a complete portfolio of charging solutions that enable a premium charging experience for EV drivers and station owners alike. We are building on our charging expertise to extend the right solutions for the European market, designed to address the unique challenges many drivers face today. Delivering a class-leading charging experience to drivers and station owners across the region will encourage even more people to choose electric vehicles.”