10 Feb '15, 9am

#ChargePoint calls #PG&E’s proposed 25,000-station charging network a bad idea

ChargePoint calls PG&E’s proposed 25,000-station charging network a bad idea 10 February 2015 On Monday, PG&E announced it had filed an application with the California Public Utilities Commission to build out a network of 25,000 electric car charging stations. (Earlier post .) In response, Pasquale Romano, CEO of ChargePoint—currently the world’s largest electric vehicle (EV) charging network—issued a statement charging that the PG&E proposal “creates a monopoly in EV charging equipment and services that will stifle growth and innovation in the market .” Allowing one monopoly utility to define the EV charging hardware, network, pricing, features and everything in between, will reduce competition and innovation. Removing station owner choice will leave little incentive to innovate or provide better or more affordable services to consumers. ChargePoint has been successful be...

Full article: http://www.greencarcongress.com/2015/02/20150211-chargepo...

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