Innovation in electric vehicle (EV) charging is necessary to change the course of e-mobility. With exponential growth taking place in the EV industry and more cars becoming available on the market, infrastructure development must ramp up to meet demand.
Today, ChargePoint Holdings, one of the leading EV charging station providers in the industry, announces the launch of a new solution that will make this more accessible for business clients and consumers. The ChargePoint CP6000 will provide users with the ability to seamlessly integrate charging into their network software, station hardware, and improve customer support as a charging solution designed to prepare businesses for the next wave of EV adoption.
“CharePoint’s mission is to make the transition to electric mobility simple. As the result of ChargePoint’s experience shaping the charging industry over the past 15 years, we understand what is critical to station owners and drivers, including effortless charging experiences, scalable design, quality products, and excellent service,” says Bill Loewenthal, Chief Product Officer at ChargePoint.
“EV charging needs are universal, even if what and how we drive varies by geography. The CP6000 has been designed across our R&D facilities in North America and Europe to cater to the charging needs of businesses, fleets, and EV drivers. Built on our decade-plus of experience serving EV drivers and all types of organisations, CP6000 has what businesses need to be part of the future of electric mobility.”
Developing EV customer experience through charger innovation
The new charging solution will provide flexible, best-in-class AC charging for one of 3-phase power at an adaptable output of 3.7 to 22kW per port. This new offering will benefit employees, customers, visitors or fleet operations, by putting the driver at the centre of the experience. It will integrate seamlessly with the ChargePoint app, which has over 200,000 active charging places across the globe and 355,000 additional public applications across the globe.
"Designed for the needs of the European market, the CP6000 is an extremely innovative charging solution for businesses and fleets that want to confidently and efficiently prepare for the future of electric mobility," says Loewenthal. "The smarter charging technologies that we’ve incorporated into the CP6000 will ultimately lead to increased visibility and flexibility in EV charging across the region."
The CP6000 is designed for complete flexibility as it is compatible with a variety of power grids and adheres to many of Europe’s regulations, allowing installation in more areas of the continent. A great example of this is the UK government’s standard for contactless payment at all AC charging stations providing 7.1kW or more.
The new charging is part of the company’s unified software platform, which offers businesses the potential to access real-time data on revenue, energy costs, and driver information, to gain more control over how they operate their charging stations and the demographics using them. Clients can utilise more than 35 different charts and report layouts that are built into the software to get the most out of their charging ports. The new solution is also fully compliant with the Open Charge Point Protocol (OCPP) 2.01, which is the latest version of the standard that improves the securing of smart charging products.
“The new CP6000 series is a great addition to an already strong contingent of reliable, software-driven hardware we offer our clients,” says Bruce Galliford, CEO at RAW Charging, boasting about the product that was first provided to the company.
“When ChargePoint expanded to Europe, we saw a company with the longevity, customer base, engineering prowess and experience to be a fit with our vision. Leaving the technology to ChargePoint, we can focus on deployment. We have more projects coming for Aviva Investors, Greene King, McArthurGlen, and other customers.”
“We’re currently planning strategic expansion across Europe working with organisations that have a portfolio of sites across the continent. This year, we’ll be putting in four new sites per working day, and when you’re doing that, you want it to work flexibly and at scale.”