The world’s leading electric vehicle (EV) charging network, ChargePoint, has entered into an agreement with TSG (Technical Services Group, formerly Tokheim), a leading service provider and equipment supplier for energy distribution networks, office complexes, shopping malls and parking garages.
The agreement covers site construction, installation and maintenance, together with a reseller partnership to offer comprehensive EV charging solutions and services to businesses throughout Europe. The partnership will give businesses in Europe a unique opportunity to evolve with the changing landscape of mobility, accelerating the ongoing shift to electric mobility.
Christopher Burghardt, Managing Director for Europe, ChargePoint, Inc. said, “This agreement catapults electric mobility to the next level, helping all types of businesses across Europe enhance their business models to take advantage of the shift to electric mobility. TSG has a century of experience and this move marks a significant shift in the nature of fueling from only dedicated locations to opportunistic fueling where vehicles are parked. The convenience of being able to charge in more places will ease the transition to e-mobility as we continue to provide a simple charging experience everywhere drivers go.”
A groundswell of demand for EV charging at existing and new fuel distribution locations have been created with several European countries committed to banning the sale of fuel and diesel vehicles in the next few decades and global EV sales having grown nearly 50 percent since 2016.
“Many businesses are eager to be part of the future of mobility as more drivers choose EVs and cities and countries encourage electrification, and we’re excited to be able to help them. Our new dedicated EV charging solutions business unit will allow businesses across Europe to expand their fueling offerings, serve more customers and play an important part in the transition to electric mobility,” said Baudouin de la Tour, CEO at TSG.
With the opportunity to expand across Europe as ChargePoint grows, ChargePoint and TSG will initially begin working together in France, Germany, Ireland, Netherlands and United Kingdom. As the partnership accelerates the build-out of EV charging across Europe, each company will remain focused on its core expertise.
ChargePoint is uniquely equipped to meet every charging need at any type of fueling location, as the only EV charging provider to deliver convenient charging solutions everywhere drivers live, work and play, from medium speed (Level 2) charging solutions at retail and dining destinations to Express Plus ultra-fast charging hubs alongside fuel stations on motorways. PWKD14112017
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