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ChargePoint to drive fleet EV solutions with Kisensum acquisition

ChargePoint has acquired US-based e-mobility software specialist Kisensum in a deal that it says will bring further EV solutions for fleet operators globally.

The ChargePoint solution will provide fleets with a single integrated solution for energy and charger management

The ChargePoint solution will provide fleets with a single integrated solution for energy and charger management

Kisensum develops software solutions for smart charging, which will be integrated into ChargePoint’s fleet proposition in North America and across Europe. This will enable fleets to fully integrate and better manage scheduling, charging, cost, and energy management, giving fleet managers a single integration point for energy and charger management, connecting with their existing vehicle telematics and fleet scheduling platforms.

The solution can help managers around the world manage any OCPP-compliant stations, in any country where ChargePoint operates.

It will also enable utilities and governments to limit the impact of increased electric vehicle take-up on the grid; BloombergNEF’s latest annual long-term forecast of global electric vehicle (EV) adoption to 2040 estimates that 55% of new car sales and 33% of the global car fleet will be electric by this date.

The acquisition will also see the entire Kisensum team join ChargePoint, maintaining Kisensum’s current offices in Oakland, Calif. The team will continue to focus on developing and deploying the fleet energy solution, providing consultation services and support for existing customers and pilot projects.

Simon Lonsdale, chief strategy officer, ChargePoint, said: “The Kisensum team has built the most versatile fleet and energy management software platform in the industry, with a collection of customers that represent some of the most forward-thinking companies preparing for the electrification of transportation. Bringing Kisensum into the ChargePoint team broadens our portfolio and enables our team to offer solutions for a wide array of challenges facing fleet operators as they prepare for the future of mobility.”

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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.