Design Said to Cut Costs by Allowing More Connections Per Circuit
Campbell, Calif.-based ChargePoint is talking up its new CT4000 Series of networked electric vehicle chargers. The CT4000 is described as a “revolutionary new product” that reduces the cost of EV infrastructure.
“The CT4000 is the first charging station to offer a power sharing feature,” ChargePoint says, “allowing a single circuit to power a dual-port charging station, which will double the number of charging locations without increasing installation costs.”
“The CT4000 Series changes the equation by offering more charging ports,” ChargePoint president and CEO Pat Romano said in a release.
ChargePoint cites figures indicating that cumulative sales of electric vehicles reached 100,000 in May. “Furthermore, in the first half of 2013 alone, sales of EVs increased by over 40%.”
‘Incredible’ Market Growth
“The electric vehicle market is accelerating at an incredible rate and electric vehicle infrastructure needs to not only pace that growth, but stay ahead of it,” Romano said.
The CT4000 series features self-retracting, maintenance-free, ultra-lightweight cord management on all models, as well as a first-ever customizable video feature on a color LCD screen allowing station owners to run video content of their choice through ChargePoint’s cloud service.
“The new CT4000 Series stations are already in high demand with hundreds of installation orders coming in from current ChargePoint customers, including Google,” ChargePoint says.
Networked Charger Market Share of Better Than 70%
ChargePoint claims more than 12,000 charge spots. “Over 70% of all publicly-accessible networked EV charging stations are ChargePoint stations or run on the ChargePoint network and nearly 40% of all EV drivers are ChargePoint members,” the company says.
ChargePoint’s cloud-based network service supports a range of hardware from other manufacturers “in addition to ChargePoint’s selection of best-in-class models.”
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