Volvo Car USA LLC and ChargePoint, the electric vehicle (EV) charging network, are collaborating to make the charging experience seamless for drivers of Volvo Cars’ Recharge models and provide support for its U.S. retail network. The announcement comes just ahead of the launch of the Volvo XC40 Recharge pure electric SUV across North America.
Volvo Cars’ drivers will also be able to take advantage of one of North America’s largest EV charging networks with access to most of ChargePoint’s more than 115,000 places to charge and thousands of additional charging spots publicly available through roaming agreements throughout the region.
Anders Gustafsson, Senior Vice President, Americas and President and CEO, Volvo Car USA, says: “This collaboration with ChargePoint gives Volvo Cars a way to break down one barrier to EV adoption, which is the ability to quickly and easily get a charge.”
Michael Hughes, Chief Revenue Officer, ChargePoint, adds: “ChargePoint’s collaboration with Volvo Cars in the United States and Canada will provide a platform for EV charging across public, residential, and retail locations in the United States and Canada. With access to North America’s largest charging network, the ability to buy the ChargePoint Home Flex, and by providing support for retail charging deployments, this is a blueprint for collaborations that can advance the electric mobility revolution into the future.”
Through roaming agreements with other EV charging providers, Volvo drivers will also be able to access thousands of additional places to charge with one ChargePoint account throughout North America.