ChargePoint, a U.S. electric vehicle (EV) charging network, and Sweden’s Polestar Cars have announced the creation of a new charging partnership, aimed at enabling a seamless ownership experience for drivers of electric vehicles. The partnership debuts alongside the first product innovation from the brand collaboration: an embedded charging app for the Polestar 2 electric fastback.
The collaboration offers solutions to charge at home, work, around town or on trips, all accessed directly in the Polestar 2 infotainment system.
Another key element of the partnership ensures that Polestar drivers will be able to access most of ChargePoint’s more than 100,000 places to charge, and thousands of additional public charging spots through roaming agreements with other major charging networks in North America.
Gregor Hembrough, Head of Polestar USA, says: “We are thrilled to bring our customers access to thousands of charging locations across America, matched with a premium home charger offering for the convenience of always leaving with a full battery. With many of our customers switching over directly from internal combustion, charging is a central component of our consumer education process and the overall customer experience. We know ChargePoint is the right partner for this critical need and the new app signals our intent to co-develop new technologies for the benefit of our customers.”
Bill Loewenthal, Senior Vice President, Product, ChargePoint, adds: “The transition to electric is well underway and the future of mobility is proving to be more efficient, easy and connected than ever before, and our partnership with Polestar is an example of this shift. Not only does our partnership with Polestar provide drivers easy access to thousands of level 2 and DC fast places to charge across North America, the in-vehicle integration of the ChargePoint app brings our comprehensive charging ecosystem seamlessly into the in-vehicle experience. This partnership with Polestar is one of the first such integrations, and will serve as a blueprint for further collaborations between the two companies.”
Polestar is the independent Swedish premium electric performance car brand founded by Volvo Cars and Geely Holding. Established in 2017, Polestar is headquartered in Gothenburg, Sweden, and retails its vehicles in ten global markets across Europe and North America, and in China.