ChargePoint, an electric vehicle (EV) charging network, and TSG (Technical Services Group, formerly Tokheim), on Thursday announced an agreement covering site construction, installation and maintenance, together with a reseller partnership to offer comprehensive EV charging solutions and services to businesses throughout Europe.
TSG is a service provider and equipment supplier for energy distribution networks, office complexes, shopping malls and parking garages, and the move is calculated at expanding the presence of both companies in Europe.
According to TSG, the partnership will accelerate the ongoing shift to electric mobility and give businesses in Europe a unique opportunity to evolve with the changing landscape of mobility.
“This agreement catapults electric mobility to the next level, helping all types of businesses across Europe enhance their business models to take advantage of the shift to electric mobility,” said Christopher Burghardt, Managing Director for Europe, ChargePoint, Inc. “TSG has a century of experience and this move marks a significant shift in the nature of fueling from only dedicated locations to opportunistic fueling where vehicles are parked. The convenience of being able to charge in more places will ease the transition to e-mobility as we continue to provide a simple charging experience everywhere drivers go.”
Initially, ChargePoint and TSG will begin working together in France, Germany, Ireland, Netherlands and United Kingdom, with the opportunity to expand across Europe as ChargePoint grows. Each company will remain focused on its core expertise as the partnership accelerates the build-out of EV charging across Europe.
ChargePoint offers more than 42,000 places in North America and in markets around the world to charge and TSG serves 100,000 fueling stations in 22 countries across Europe.
“Many businesses are eager to be part of the future of mobility as more drivers choose EVs and cities and countries encourage electrification, and we’re excited to be able to help them,” said Baudouin de la Tour, CEO at TSG. “Our new dedicated EV charging solutions business unit will allow businesses across Europe to expand their fueling offerings, serve more customers and play an important part in the transition to electric mobility.”