Last week at the Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco, cities, companies and utilities made unprecedented commitments to accelerate the transition to an electric transportation system. City and business leaders agreed to several coordinated initiatives designed to reach zero emission goals and signal to the automotive industry to move faster on producing electric vehicles for all sectors including buses, trucks and light-duty passenger vehicles.
In addition to the announcements to increase electric vehicle numbers, charging companies and utilities that supply needed infrastructure to propel the electrification movement also made pledges of significant growth. One example is ChargePoint’s commitment to taking the company from its current 45,000 charging stations to 2.5 million in seven years. Pasquale Romano, president and CEO of ChargePoint said, “we’re at a huge tipping point here, where this thing begins to accelerate very, very quickly.”
Additionally, Amazon is now entering into the home EV charging realm and wants to not only sell them but also install them with a full “turn-key” solution.