ChargePoint, BMW, VW Install Fast-Charging Points
Sept. 13, 2016—ChargePoint, the world’s largest electric vehicle charging network, announced Tuesday that together with BMW and Volkswagen, it has installed 95 fast charging stations along the East and West Coasts.
The charging points are dispersed at approximately 50 mile intervals along Interstate 95 on the East Coast and Interstate 5 and Highway 101 on the West Coast. Owners of the BMW i3, Volkswagen e-Golf and other electric cars can use the publically available stations located near restaurants, shopping centers, rest stops and more.
The charge points are designed to make long-distance travel in electric vehicles easier and fastsr. Drivers can locate charging points through the ChargePoint mobile app or website. Points can also be located through the BMW and VW in-vehicle interface or manufacturer mobile app.
"BMW's vision for an innovative, more convenient future of electric mobility encompasses the continued rollout of a robust public infrastructure throughout the U.S. to benefit our customers and all EV drivers," Robert Healey, head of EV infrastructure for BMW of North America, said. "The partnership with VW and ChargePoint demonstrates the efficiencies of industry cooperation for building robust public DC Fast charging while encouraging consumer interest in electric vehicles such as the BMW i3."
"At ChargePoint, we make driving electric an easy choice for anyone," Pasquale Romano, CEO of ChargePoint, said. "The Express Charging Corridors extend the power of the existing ChargePoint network to simplify long-distance travel for EV drivers and enable more people to make an EV their primary vehicle."