ChargePoint and Volvo Cars have extended their partnership, launching an in-car ChargePoint app for Recharge Models.
By embedding the ChargePoint app into the EV’s in-car system, drivers are able to locate and start a charge without swiping or tapping to pay and unlock a charging station.
In addition, drivers can use Google Android Automotive OS to search for and navigate to a place to charge, as well as start and pay for a charging session, at thousands of locations across North America. With one ChargePoint account, drivers can use their in-car app to access ChargePoint’s network throughout North America and thousands of additional public places to charge through roaming agreements with other major charging networks.
“The launch of a fully integrated ChargePoint in-car app in Volvo Recharge vehicles is an example of the increasing interconnectedness that driving electric brings to consumers,” said ChargePoint SVP, Bill Loewenthal.
“Not only will this new innovation expand access to charging and essential charging data right in the vehicle’s infotainment system, but ChargePoint’s ongoing relationship with Volvo Cars ensures Recharge drivers have access to thousands of places to charge across North America.”
In addition to accessing public charging via the embedded app, Volvo Recharge drivers can also select to buy the ChargePoint Home Flex. With the ability to deliver up to 50 amps, Home Flex allows drivers to charge any EV up to nine times faster than a standard wall outlet, delivering up to 37 miles of electric driving Range Per Hour.
Adjustable amperage options support almost any charging need and can be matched to any home’s electrical supply today and in the future.