CAMPBELL, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–ChargePoint (NYSE: CHPT), a leading electric vehicle (EV) charging network, today announced a new partnership with the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA), the voice of the $202 billion electric construction with 118 local chapters, to accelerate the deployment of electric vehicle charging. Through this partnership, ChargePoint and NECA will develop training programs for their electrical contractor members who are installing EV charging infrastructure and will be a resource in NECA’s Industry Alliance Network (IAN), which connects NECA contractors to businesses. at the forefront of the electrical industry.
This partnership comes as the federal government prepares to invest billions of dollars in electric vehicle charging through the bipartisan Infrastructure Act, including $7.5 billion for highway and community and street charging. billion more to electrify private and government fleets.
“Through this collaboration, we are connecting our technical experts to the network of thousands of NECA electrical contractors, who are key partners who ensure that connected and software-based charging solutions are installed competently in communities across the country.” said Anthony Harrison, senior director of North American Policy for ChargePoint. “Working with NECA, ChargePoint is ensuring electrical contractors have the technical expertise to further accelerate the deployment of electric vehicle charging infrastructure and enable charging wherever drivers live, work and play. ”
“At NECA, a key value we deliver is connecting our members to products and services that are at the forefront of our industry,” said NECA CEO David Long. “The Industry Alliance Network opens up new avenues to deepen the conversation between these brands and NECA contractors. NECA National’s goal is to provide solutions with increased access and attention within our industry.
ChargePoint will provide association members with the necessary training and education on how to deploy electric vehicle charging across the country. ChargePoint believes its partnership with NECA will impact the electrical construction industry by leveraging NECA’s network, digital marketing, social media and communications platform to expand charging infrastructure electric vehicles further and wider than ever before.
ChargePoint joins 18 NECA Ambassadors and nine Affiliates. Other companies are expected to join the program in the second quarter of the year. To learn more about the NECA IAN, visit https://www.necanet.org/partnerships/industry-alliance-network
ChargePoint creates a new fueling network to move people and goods with electricity. Since 2007, ChargePoint has been committed to making it easier for businesses and drivers to go electric with one of the largest EV charging networks in North America and Europe and a comprehensive portfolio of charging solutions. The ChargePoint cloud subscription platform and software-defined charging hardware is designed to include options for every charging scenario, from home and multi-family to workplace, parking, hospitality, retail retail and transportation fleets of all types. Today, a single ChargePoint account provides access to hundreds of thousands of charging points in North America and Europe. To date, more than 113 million charging sessions have been completed, with drivers connecting to the ChargePoint network every second or less. For more information, visit the ChargePoint press room, the ChargePoint Investor Relations site, or contact ChargePoint’s North American or European press offices or Investor Relations.
About the National Association of Electrical Contractors
NECA is the voice of the $202 billion electrical construction industry that brings power, light and communication technology to buildings and communities across North America. NECA’s national office and 118 local chapters advance the industry through advocacy, education, research and standards development. Visit www.necanet.org for more information.
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