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ChargePoint and EVBox simplify charging with new roaming agreement

Electric vehicle drivers in Europe and North America will now be able to roam between the ChargePoint and EVBox networks under a new “first-of-its-kind” global agreement.

The roaming agreement starts from January 2019

The agreement takes effect from January 2019 and will mean that drivers will be able to access tens of thousands of charging spots across both continents without additional charges and without the need to register for multiple accounts, based on the Open Charge Point Interface (OCPI) protocol.

It comes less than a month after both firms made major commitments at the Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco to ramp up their electric vehicle charge point networks by 2025, and is expected to further drive EV take-up.

Pasquale Romano, president and CEO, ChargePoint, Inc, said: “This agreement underscores ChargePoint’s open network philosophy and highlights our dedication to establish a ubiquitous charging network that will inspire more drivers to go electric and support the transition to zero emissions mobility on a mass scale. We look forward to continuing to establish strategic partnerships with companies like EVBox who share our goal of paving the way to an all-electric future on a global scale.”

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for nearly 20 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day.