ChargePoint and Electrify America Team Up on EV Charging
The two largest electric vehicle charging networks in the U.S.—ChargePoint Inc. and Volkswagen AG’s Electrify America LLC subsidiary—have agreed to let their members use each other’s charging stations.
The operators of the two largest electric vehicle charging networks in the U.S.—ChargePoint Inc. and Volkswagen AG’s Electrify America LLC unit—have agreed to let their members use each other’s charging stations.
The deal will give EV owners access to more than 30,000 Level 2 and DC fast chargers in the U.S. through a single membership and fee.
Such interoperability roaming agreements are considered a key enabler for widescale use of electrified vehicles. Last October, Electrify America inked a similar deal with EV Connect, Greenlots, and SemaConnect. ChargePoint also is partnering with Greenlots, which was acquired by petroleum giant Royal Dutch Shell earlier this year.
Making improvements to existing engines, as well as working toward something entirely different.
Although the term “continuous improvement” is generally associated with another company, Honda is certainly pursuing that approach, as is evidenced by the Accord, which is now in its ninth generation.
A young(ish) guy that I’ve known for a number of years, a man who spent the better part of his career writing for auto buff books and who is a car racer on the side, mentioned to me that his wife has a used Lexus ES Hybrid.