Charging stations play catch-up with automakers’ electric ambitions

ChargePoint, with some 66,200 charging stations, is considered one of the leaders in EV infrastructure development. The reason, Romano says, is because the company made the right bets early on.

The way Romano and other leaders in the charging sector see it, juicing your electric vehicle doesn’t have to be a monitored activity like it is with gas-powered cars. Instead, it can be something the car does while you’re inside at the grocery store or in the office.

Most EV drivers already do a majority of charging at home or at work, when the vehicle is most often at rest. That’s why companies like ChargePoint and EVgo — which are both working with General Motors Co. on crowdsourcing a more comprehensive charging network — are focused on selling their chargers to corporate and retail property owners.