Volvo Car Canada will collaborate with ChargePoint, one of the world’s largest EV charging networks.
This will give Volvo customers access to ChargePoint’s more than 115,000 charging locations, the option to purchase the ChargePoint Home Flex home charger at the time of purchase, as well as future integrations and features that will further enhance the driver experience.
Volvo XC40 Recharge
“In addition to bringing us one step closer towards Volvo Cars’ electrification and sustainability commitments to be a climate-neutral company by 2040, the XC40 Recharge is a benchmark in our safety story,” said Matt Girgis, Managing Director, Volvo Car Canada. “With the addition of this car to our Canadian product line-up, we are proud to also showcase our commitment to planetary safety.”
“The introduction of the Volvo XC40 Recharge marks another pivotal milestone in the transition to electric mobility and ChargePoint is thrilled to partner to provide solutions and access to charging across North America,” said Bill Loewenthal, Senior Vice President, Product, ChargePoint. “As a leader in EV charging, the partnership with Volvo Cars will bring ChargePoint’s comprehensive portfolio to the entire XC40 Recharge ecosystem with the right solutions. This strategic partnership is a tangible example of how global automakers and companies like ChargePoint can partner to empower drivers with access to at-home and public charging, coupled with an easy-to-use mobile app that brings their entire charging life into one place.”
The fully electric XC40 Recharge arrives in Canadian showrooms nationwide later this year.
ChargePoint operates in 18 countries and offering a comprehensive software and hardware portfolio of solutions for commercial, fleet, and residential use cases.
Beyond its own network, ChargePoint has active roaming integrations with partners including EVgo, FLO, and Greenlots among others. This means a single ChargePoint account will give Volvo customers access to more than 80 percent of public AC and DC stations across the US and Canada today with additional access in the coming months.
Volvo’s Climate Plan
“A partnership with ChargePoint gives Volvo a way to break down the number one barrier to EV adoption, which is the ability to quickly and easily get a charge,” said Gustafsson.
“We know Canadians are actively seeking solutions to better the planet in their everyday lives,” added Girgis. “This partnership is a fundamental way of ensuring they have the tools and access they need to adopt an electrified lifestyle.”
Launched last year, Volvo Cars’ comprehensive climate plan addresses carbon emissions across all its operations and products, towards its vision to become climate-neutral by 2040. Their first aim towards their 2040 vision is to reduce their lifecycle carbon footprint per car by 40 percent by 2025.