Navigant Releases EV Charging Network Leaderboard: The New Motion, ChargePoint Lead

NOV 25 2016 BY MARK KANE 7

Navigant Research has released its latest leaderboard report for public EV charging networks, evaluating the strategy and execution for 12 companies.

ChargePoint CT4000 station

ChargePoint CT4000 station

As charging providers don’t have easy task, or clear path, to profitability, there are always big changes on the market, with some companies fading away and/or being acquired.

One thing is for sure looking at the graph, things are not looking so good for the beleaguered owner of the Bl!nk network – CarChargingGroup, who is currently losing almost $4 of every $1 dollar it earns.

Top 10 leaders according to Navigant are:

  1. The New Motion
  2. ChargePoint
  3. EV-Box
  4. Chargemaster Plc
  5. Fortum
  6. innogy SE
  7. Greenlots
  8. EVgo
  10. POD Point

On the “win” for The New Motion, Sander can der Veen (The New Motion UK Country Manager) provided InsideEVs a statement:

“We’re very excited to be named by Navigant Research as the global leader in EV charging. It’s a huge accolade for us to be recognised as being at the forefront of the EV charging revolution. We’ve had a very exciting year, growing throughout Europe as well as continuously improving and expanding our product offering. We’re so pleased to see the market respond well to what we do and we have even more ambitious plans for 2017.”

Navigant on the rankings:

“The commercial charging market has attracted a wide variety of vendors offering a range of solutions. Five years ago, there was a glut of players targeting this market. The landscape has since changed, with some large companies dropping out and smaller ones closing their doors or merging. At the same time, the commercial charging market itself is evolving. In some markets, governments and utilities are shifting focus from public charging to multi-unit dwelling and workplace charging access. The introduction of long-range battery EVs (BEVs) is prompting interest in fast chargers, with automakers committing to major investments. Charging companies will need to be able to take advantage of these trends. They also need to prepare for a time when the market must be self-sustaining, with a clear business model to support commercial charging services.

This Navigant Research Leaderboard Report examines the strategy and execution of 12 leading providers of public charging networks and EV charging services in major PEV markets. These suppliers are rated on 10 criteria: vision; go-to-market strategy; partners; product strategy; geographic strategy; market presence; marketing and distribution; product performance and reliability; product and service capabilities; and staying power. Using Navigant Research’s proprietary Leaderboard methodology, vendors are profiled, rated, and ranked with the goal of providing industry participants with an objective assessment of these companies’ relative strengths and weaknesses in the current commercial charging services market.”

source: Navigant Research

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7 Comments on "Navigant Releases EV Charging Network Leaderboard: The New Motion, ChargePoint Lead"

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What I would be most interested in is, what percentages of these charges for each company are fast Chargers (L3), and what percentage are destination charges (L2)? If I have an answer to these questions I would know which company or companies to subscribe to, because I’m most interested in the supercharge (L3) net-works. To me the leaders are not the ones who have the most charges, but the ones who have the most fast Chargers (L3).

What about Fastned, ecotricity, RWE, E.ON, …?

And . . . Aerovironment.

In my neck of the woods (western OR) the leader in reliability, wide ranging siting – intelligently done, and ChaDeMo only.

Bl!nk network – CarChargingGroup, is not well managed or staffed. Hope they can come around with a new business plan and model before they pull the plug.

There’s an interesting metric brewing for 2017. CHAdeMO has always been king because of the popularity of the Nissan Leaf. But there are three models coming out in 2017 that have the potential to be at least as popular as the Leaf, the Chevrolet Bolt, the 2017 FFE and the Hyundai Ioniq, that use CCS charging instead of CHAdeMO charging.

How will this CCS demand affect charging infrastructure? Will this CCS demand be strong enough to make the gaps in the charging infrastructure fill in quickly? I would like to see start keeping track of a new sales metric each month that list the number of cars sold by charging system type.

It is very frustrating to me that “ChargePoint” is being deemed a “Leader”. The CT4000 in the illustration gives much less information on its cartoon-tv-set than the old alphanumeric displays did- although even there new software downloads to them block info, and only let you charge for 4 hours at a time. And the cords jam up and refuse to unlock. Apparently, from talking to someone who actually goes out and FIXES defective units – they seem to have all kinds of recurring trouble for something that is just a fancy switch, cord and plug: 1). Card validation often inoperative. 2). Cards themselves falling apart or getting ‘weak’ so that you have to repeatedly try to get ‘authorization’. 3). Handles Locking – non – removable. 4). ‘Phone attendents’ seemingly not concerned at all that there is a problem with their docking station – even some refusing to take a report. All this authorization/verification to me is quite silly on the free units anyway (I can see some of it justified when doing a credit card purchase on the charging ones). I’ve never seen one, but apparently its only those horrid (on the) BLINK things that make the CP’s look good.… Read more »

Bill: I work for an international retailer, and we have several locations on the West Coast with L2 units. I believe that they are all Blink models and now they are coming to Philly and East Coast under the Car Charging/Blink group. Not encouraging at all. We do not offer workplace charging, and at Blink’s rates, there is very little chance that I would pay to use a Blink commercial L2 for my Volt. if they were charging close to homeowner rates I’d do it(I think I pay $.11 per KWH). Blink is something like 8 times that rate, forget that!