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ChargePoint Gets GE’s EVSE Network

June 28, 2017 in Companies, EVs, EVSE by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Nearly 10,000 Home & Commercial Charging Spots in U.S.
To Be Switched Over in a Manner as ‘Seamless as Possible’

ChargePoint is taking charge of GE Industrial’s EVSE/electric vehicle supply equipment business, and will integrate some 1,800 commercial and 8,000 residential charging spots in the U.S. into its own system of nearly 36,000 charging locations.

ChargePoint said late Wednesday that it’s raised $125 million
in its Series G funding round, including $43 million from Siemens, “catapulting European expansion efforts.”

ChargePoint is taking charge of GE’s electric vehicle charging business, which included the WattStation line of EVSE/electric vehicle supply equipment and WattStation Connect software for network connectivity.

“With drivers and customers in mind, ChargePoint will maintain GE’s existing software and commercial charging spots, helping to make the change to ChargePoint as easy and seamless as possible for existing clients and drivers,” states a release.

“Continued operation of stations is a top priority, and ChargePoint is working on a timeline for bringing GE customers on the network, and ensuring that GE stations appear on the ChargePoint network.”

‘ChargePoint is the Best Fit’

“GE will be exiting the charging business to focus on new innovations,” says a ChargePoint spokesman.

The companies “will work together over a six-month period,” he told F&F, “to ensure a smooth transition for GE customers and drivers.

“ChargePoint is the best fit for our EV customers,” GE electric vehicle operations GM Bryan Groulx says in the ChargePoint announcement. “We are committed to working together to ensure a smooth transition.”

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Source: ChargePoint with Fleets & Fuels follow-up

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