Campbell, CA, U.S.A. — (METERING.COM) — June 25, 2013 – The ChargePoint America program to install home, public and commercial charging ports for electric vehicles (EVs) across the nation has been completed, ChargePoint, Inc. has announced.
In the program, which was supported with a $15 million dollar matching grant funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act through the Transportation Electrification Initiative administered by the Department of Energy, 4,600 charging ports were installed in single-family homes, multi-family housing, commercial and public locations to support more than 2,000 program vehicles.
In all ten regions in the United States received EV charging stations: Austin/San Antonio in Texas; Boston, Massachusetts; Los Angeles, Sacramento and San Jose/San Francisco Bay area in California; New York; Orlando/Tampa in Florida; Redmond/Bellevue in Washington; Washington DC/Baltimore; and Southern Michigan (including Grand Rapids, Lansing, Ann Arbor and Detroit).
For the charging infrastructure in California, the program also received $3.4 million in funding from the California Energy Commission.
“The success of the ChargePoint America program is made possible by the pioneering actions of both the DOE and the California Energy Commission to establish the public infrastructure needed for the widespread adoption of EVs,” said Pat Romano, president and CEO of ChargePoint, formerly Coulomb Technologies. “Data collected from the charging stations nationwide are informing policymakers where people charge their vehicles, when they charge them, and how much energy they use.”
The ChargePoint program is providing data to the DOE, through Idaho National Laboratory. The data, in turn, are publicly reported to help researchers, municipal planners, and other stakeholders learn more about where EVs are charged, when and how much energy is used. The data will continue to be sent to the DOE through December 2013.