ChargePoint says former Michigan Governor, Jennifer Granholm has been appointed to its board, effective immediately.

Granholm, who served two terms as governor, is a law Professor and clean energy advocate.

"A clean energy leader like Jennifer is an enormous asset to our board," said ChargePoint CEO, Pasquale Romano.

"She was incredibly successful in attracting clean energy innovation, new jobs and other investment to the State of Michigan as Governor.

"Her expertise working with diverse stakeholders will help us expand EV charging infrastructure nationwide and reduce reliance on fossil fuels for transportation."

In her two terms as Governor, Granholm focused on making Michigan a clean-energy hub, creating efficient supply chains and promoting battery manufacturing, bio-energy, solar and wind power initiatives in the State.

"Clean energy and the environment are personally important to me and vital for the future of our planet," said Granholm.

"Driving electric is a smart and sustainable choice, especially when charging stations are powered by renewable energy.

"I'm excited to work with ChargePoint to transform transportation with sustainable EV charging infrastructure that will make it possible for more people to move away from fossil fuels."

Granholm is currently Professor of law and public policy at UC Berkeley, senior research fellow at the Berkeley Energy and Climate Institute and project scientist at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.