The interoperability agreement will allow drivers to power EVs on public chargers between both networks using their existing account credentials to start a session, without incurring additional fees.
Starting later this year, drivers will be able to access public chargers on either the ChargePoint or Electrify America networks without having to create new memberships, registrations or payment configurations.
The plan will connect more than 30,000 Level 2 (L2) and DC fast chargers from Electrify America and ChargePoint across the US, adding significant public access as the number of EVs on the road significantly increases in the coming years.
“With the two largest EV charging service providers in the US reaching this agreement, we can help expedite electric vehicle adoption by creating a seamless and reliable charging experience for consumers,” said Electrify America president and CEO, Giovanni Palazzo.
“By connecting our public charging networks, we increase the convenience and accessibility EV drivers need to travel where they want, when they want.”
Roaming agreements between Electrify America, ChargePoint and other charging companies are key to expanding access to powering EVs nationwide, as a wave of new electric vehicles is expected to hit the market in the coming years.