ChargePoint and Electrify America announced a roaming agreement today that will allow members of either electric vehicle charging network to use their accounts at both company’s locations some time later this year.
According to a press release, the plan will connect more than 30,000 Level 2 (L2) and DC fast chargers from ChargePoint and Electrify America across the US. ChargePoint is known for its large J1772 AC charging network but also has over 1,200 DC charging spots. Electrify America has a fast growing network of ultra-fast DC charging sites of which over 200 are now open with nearly 500 planned to be in operation by the end of this year with over 2,000 DC charging dispensers, many along rural interstate highway locations. Electrify America is also opening hundreds of its own J1772 AC Level 2 charging locations in 17 metro areas around the United States.
“With the two largest EV charging service providers in the U.S. reaching this agreement, we can help expedite electric vehicle adoption by creating a seamless and reliable charging experience for consumers,” said Giovanni Palazzo, president and CEO of Electrify America. “By connecting our public charging networks, we increase the convenience and accessibility EV drivers need to travel where they want, when they want.”
The announcement follows a similar agreement last December between ChargePoint and the charging provider Greenlots. Greenlots is collaborating on the software which runs Electrify America’s charging system and that may have paved the way technically for today’s agreement.
Also last year, Electrify America together with Greenlots, EV Connect, and SemaConnect announced a common roaming agreement among themselves. Electrify America contracts with those three companies to install and operate the company’s metro J1772 AC charging sites.