ChargePoint, an electric vehicle (EV) charging network, today announced that it has obtained a license to become the exclusive operator of GE’s EV charging network.
The partnership will add more than 1,800 commercial and about 8,000 residential charging spots to its network.
With drivers and customers in mind, ChargePoint will maintain GE’s existing software and commercial charging spots, helping to make the transition to ChargePoint as easy and seamless as possible for existing clients and drivers.
ChargePoint will offer GE customers the tools that enable drivers to find stations and station owners to take advantage of smart features such as access control, pricing capabilities and software solutions like energy management and scheduled charging.
GE stations will be supported by the ChargePoint support team. Drivers who are currently on the GE network will also be invited to start using the ChargePoint mobile app to locate available stations, track usage and more.
“A reliable and consistent charging experience is crucial for fostering EV adoption and these are the key elements that ChargePoint has integrated into our business model for more than a decade,” said Pasquale Romano, CEO and president, ChargePoint.
We are excited to expand our network with the acquisition of GE’s network and have worked closely with the GE team to ensure a seamless transition for customers and drivers. We are growing globally and are the best equipped to bring former GE customers and drivers into the ChargePoint family,” Romano said.
“Given its decade of experience, comprehensive portfolio and track record in the industry, we are confident ChargePoint is the best fit for our EV customers,” said Bryan Groulx, general manager of GE’s EV operations.
The agreement includes support for both residential and commercial DuraStations and WattStations. ChargePoint will maintain a network for GE commercial stations, and GE will continue to fulfill all of its warranty obligations.