ChargePoint and Volvo Car USA LLC are working to make the charging experience seamless for drivers of Volvo Cars’ Recharge models and provide support for its retail network. The announcement comes just ahead of the launch of the Volvo XC40 Recharge pure electric SUV across North America.

ChargePoint will support Volvo Cars retail networks across the United States and Canada and provide opportunities for Volvo Car drivers to buy the ChargePoint Home Flex home charger, adding to the convenience of charging at home. Volvo Cars’ drivers will also be able to take advantage of one of North America’s largest EV charging networks with access to most of ChargePoint’s more than 115,000 places to charge and thousands of additional charging spots publicly available through roaming agreements throughout the region.

Home Charging Solutions

As the adoption of EVs increases, fueling behavior changes, transforming the driver experience. Unlike fueling ICE-powered vehicles, charging an EV takes place where the car is parked anyway, with more than 80-percent of charging occurring at home and work. To help enhance the buying experience and make it easier for Volvo Cars’ drivers making the switch to electric, purchasers of the XC40 Recharge and other Recharge models can select to buy the ChargePoint Home Flex. With the ability to deliver up to 50 amps, Flex allows drivers to charge any EV up to 9 times faster than a standard wall outlet, delivering up to 37 miles of electric driving Range Per Hour. Adjustable amperage options support almost any charging need and can be matched to any home’s electrical supply today and into the future.

Retail Charging Solutions

As Volvo Cars retailers in the U.S. and Canada prepare for the introduction of the brand’s first pure EV, they will have access to ChargePoint’s entire portfolio of AC and DC fast charging hardware and software solutions to fit the wide range of needs required to support the future suite of EVs hitting the market. ChargePoint will offer Volvo Cars’ retailers special pricing and support as they deploy charging infrastructure at their locations. ChargePoint’s comprehensive suite of solutions and services gives retailers access to assistance from site design to installation as well as a robust warranty.

Public Charging Solutions

Drivers of the XC40 Recharge and future Volvo Recharge models, will be able to leverage one of the world’s largest EV charging networks with access to most of ChargePoint’s more than 115,000 places to charge. Through roaming agreements with other EV charging providers, drivers will also be able to access thousands of additional places to charge with one ChargePoint account throughout North America. This represents access to more than 80 percent of publicly-available networked EV charging throughout the United States and Canada.

With the ChargePoint app, drivers can conveniently manage both home and public charging in one place, with the ability to locate stations, check status, start a session and more.