Greentech Lead America: ChargePoint and DBT USA, a provider of electric vehicle charging station, announced they are planning to expand the networked EV charging station landscape in North America.
Through a partnership, DBT USA’s new North American portfolio of Level II EV charging stations now have the option to connect to ChargePoint, the world’s largest global EV charging network.
Through ChargePoint, DBT USA can now provide station owners and EV drivers advanced features including the ability to help with trip planning, manage the cost of charging, and find and operate public stations.
“With 20 years of experience and more than 10,000 units installed worldwide, DBT is synonymous with innovative and comprehensive charging hardware,” said Hervé Borgoltz, DBT’s CEO. “By partnering with ChargePoint we now offer an intelligent solution for the North American market with advanced EV charging services the marketplace demands.”
According to Borgoltz, ChargePoint is ideal platform to bridge the connection between grid, vehicle, and drivers through DBT’s new charging infrastructure portfolio. By using DBT’s unique scalable hardware, this collaboration with ChargePoint will also allow electric charging operators to tailor their charging solutions to get the best return on investment possible, especially in the fleet and public charging areas.”
DBT USA’s GNS product portfolio, including the GNS Premium and the GNS Bundle now provide network services, via ChargePoint, for both charging station owners and EV drivers.
Both GNS Premium and Bundle models can be purchased with ChargePoint Network compatibility for EV charging station management.
For station owners, ChargePoint features include patent-pending ChargePoint Connections, support for multi-site deployments, and additional pricing models for charging services. ChargePoint optimizes management workflows, allowing station owners to operate more efficiently and with less effort while maintaining tight control over access and management rights.
For EV drivers, ChargePoint-enabled locations are included on all ChargePoint mobile phone applications for iPhone and Android. These free ChargePoint mobile apps provide an easy way to locate stations near any specified address, get turn-by-turn directions, start and stop a charging session directly from a smart phone. Additionally, these apps allow drivers to utilize ChargePoint’s station reservation feature to locate reservable stations, and then make, view and cancel a reservation directly from a smart phone.