ChargePoint, an electric vehicle (EV) charging network, and Gatik have announced a strategic partnership to develop an electric ecosystem for autonomous vehicles across North America. Through the partnership, customers transporting goods in Gatik’s autonomous electric fleet will have access to ChargePoint’s charging infrastructure and integrated services to support a cleaner, more efficient and sustainable logistics sector.
Gatik will also have access to a nationwide charging network and fleet-specific software that provides telematics intelligence configurable to each customer’s operations, as well as modular charging hardware to minimize upfront costs by reducing required electrical capacity.
Gatik launched its first autonomous electric box trucks with Walmart in 2021.
Gatik has raised a total of $114.5 million and is backed by Koch Disruptive Technologies, Innovation Endeavors, Wittington Ventures and others, and partnered with industry leaders including Ryder, Goodyear and Isuzu.
Rich Mohr, Vice President, Fleet at ChargePoint, says: “Our partnership with Gatik will help more fleets to realize their e-mobility and decarbonization goals. ChargePoint has proven experience across multiple customer applications and use cases. Together, ChargePoint and Gatik will provide industry-leading infrastructure and technologies for forward-thinking fleets.”
“Gatik’s autonomous electric fleet is uniquely positioned to increase efficiency and reliability across the supply chain’s middle mile, and drive sustainability across critical operational metrics for our customers,” adds Arjun Narang, Co-founder and CTO at Gatik. “Our partnership with ChargePoint will ensure that we’re not only meeting intensifying demand for our product offering and service, but offering our customers access to national charging infrastructure and a wealth of technical advantages to support them in meeting their corporate sustainability goals.”
Founded in 2017 by veterans of the autonomous technology industry, Gatik has offices in Mountain View and Toronto.