ChargePoint Network just exceeded the mark of 18,000 charging points across the U.S. and Canada and, as it turns out, this figure is more than quite a few popular restaurants and retail outlets.
"With 18,000 charging locations across U.S. and Canada, ChargePoint has more spots than the number of:
*According to Loxcel Geomatics June 27, 2014
- Starbucks: 14,958*
- McDonald’s: 13,890**
- 7-Eleven: 8,160**
- Dunkin’ Donuts: 7,681**
- Walmart: 5,256***
**According to Entrepreneur magazine’s 2014 profiles
***According to Walmart’s corporate profile on its own web site"
With so many locations, on average it should be easier to find a charging station than a McDonald's.
According to ChargePoint, every 9 seconds someone connects to a ChargePoint station.
Pasquale Romano, ChargePoint CEO stated:
“When people realize how many places there are to charge an EV, they’re more likely to consider one for their next vehicle. With the ability to charge at home, work and throughout your day while you shop, eat and play, owning an EV is easier than ever. Not only does ChargePoint alone have more locations than many popular retailers and restaurants, you might be surprised to find charging stations at many stores you often visit.”