ChargePoint and EVBox, which claim to be two of the leading electric vehicle charging networks in the world, have joined together.
The two companies have introduced a “roaming agreement”, which would allow EV drivers to use both networks to charge their vehicles.
ChargePoint currently has 55,000 charging points, while EVBox has 60,000. The combined operation going forward plans to expand dramatically.
In a statement, the two companies said they have committed to expanding their global networks to “3.5 million places”.
Pasquale Romano, CEO of ChargePoint, said: “This agreement underscores ChargePoint’s open network philosophy and highlights our dedication to establish a ubiquitous charging network that will inspire more drivers to go electric and support the transition to zero emissions mobility on a mass scale.
“We look forward to continuing to establish strategic partnerships with companies like EVBox who share our goal of paving the way to an all-electric future on a global scale.”
Kristof Vereenooghe, CEO of EVBox, says: “Millions of EVs will become available globally, and with it comes the need for a global charging infrastructure.
“For this to work a network built upon open standards is an absolute must, therefore we are happy to announce this historic agreement with ChargePoint to that aim.
“Our global roaming agreement is the biggest to date and will make driving and charging EVs easier and more convenient globally. I strongly hope other eMobility providers and operators will also be inspired to form similar partnerships and agreements.”