SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Aug. 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- ChargePoint, Inc., the world's largest electric vehicle (EV) charging network, today built on its industry leadership and commitment to EV drivers by expanding its service and support operations with a new office in Scottsdale. The office strengthens ChargePoint's presence in the region and underscores its dedication to providing world-class support for EV drivers and charging station owners alike. Since getting its start in 2014, the ChargePoint Arizona team has grown by approximately 800 percent and invested more than $10 million in the area. As ChargePoint deepens its commitment to the region, it continues to invest heavily in jobs for the local community.
"The shift to electric mobility generates many benefits: cost savings for drivers, new marketing tools for businesses and significant environmental savings," said Pasquale Romano, President and CEO, ChargePoint, Inc. "The explosion of jobs related to electric mobility is too often overlooked, but our expansion in Arizona, Europe and around the world reflects that the transition to electric mobility is well underway and represents a massive opportunity to create jobs and revitalize communities. We look forward to continuing to work with the local community in Scottsdale and hiring more people."
Plug-in vehicle sales in the United States continue to grow at record levels. In the Phoenix metropolitan area alone, EV registrations were up nearly 50 percent in the first quarter of 2017 compared with the same period last year. The number of ChargePoint charging spots in Arizona has grown more than 200 percent over the last two years, highlighting the increasing availability of EV models and the growth of the ChargePoint brand in the state.
With more than 39,000 places to charge, ChargePoint is the largest EV charging network. At any time of day, EV drivers can call ChargePoint for help finding a charging station, charging an EV or checking on their account. Being able to rely on expert support anytime encourages more people to make the shift to driving electric. ChargePoint is also dedicated to delivering world-class support to all of the businesses that own its stations, providing an industry-leading warranty and responsive support to keep stations working smoothly everywhere they're located.
As ChargePoint grows its presence worldwide, the Scottsdale office will serve as the center of global customer service and quality operations, managing and deploying support for North America while administering European support operations with direct regional support deployed in each country. Nearly a decade of experience supporting EV drivers and charging station owners has given ChargePoint a deep understanding of their needs and the company has developed a wealth of resources and technologies to smooth the transition from gas to electric.
ChargePoint has invested more than $10 million in Scottsdale since 2014. The latest half-million-dollar investment is underscored by a five-year commitment to the new Scottsdale facility, with the ability to double the number of jobs at the location in the future. ChargePoint's investment in Scottsdale would not have been possible without enthusiastic support from the local community, including Mayor Jim Lane and the Salt River Pima - Maricopa Indian Community, which provided telecommunications transport and infrastructure for the ChargePoint office.
ChargePoint is hiring support representatives and other positions in Scottsdale and worldwide.
ChargePoint is the largest electric vehicle (EV) charging network in the world, with charging solutions in every category EV drivers charge, at home, work, around town and on the road. With more than 39,000 independently owned charging spots and more than 7,000 customers (businesses, cities, agencies and service providers), ChargePoint is the only charging technology company on the market that designs, develops and manufactures hardware and software solutions across every use case. Leading EV hardware makers and other partners rely on the ChargePoint network to make charging station details available in mobile apps, online and in navigation systems for popular EVs. ChargePoint drivers have completed more than 27 million charging sessions, saving upwards of 27 million gallons of gasoline and driving more than 647 million gas-free miles. For more information, visit www.chargepoint.com or contact the Media Relations team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SOURCE ChargePoint, Inc.