ChargePoint celebrates deployment of 100,000 EV Charging Points

ChargePoint celebrates deployment of 100,000 EV Charging Points

ChargePoint, the world’s largest electric vehicle (EV) charging network, announced that it has surpassed 100,000 places to charge on its global network, which is now expanding at more than 2,000 new charging spots each month.

7-8 October 2019

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