ChargePoint’s latest data reveals charging infrastructure demand is at an all-time high

  • ChargePoint’s global network sees over 1 million quarterly active drivers, marking a 48% increase in North America and a 73% rise in Europe.
  • With 60 million charging sessions recorded, ChargePoint stations show a 53% year-on-year surge, with Europe leading at 70% growth and 87% more energy dispensed in 2023.
  • The ChargePoint ecosystem dispensed over 1 TWh in 2023, facilitating over 4.5 billion miles (7.2 billion km) of electric driving, and mitigating over 1.6 million metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions.

ChargePoint’s surge: transformative growth in global charging infrastructure demand

ChargePoint, a leading provider of networked charging solutions for EVs, has released new data indicating a steady increase in demand for EV charging. The data reflects a growing number of passenger and commercial fleet EV drivers utilising ChargePoint services in both Europe and North America, highlighting the expanding adoption of electric vehicles in these regions.

The ChargePoint network globally saw over 1 million quarterly active drivers, surging by 48% in North America, while Europe outpaced with a remarkable 73% increase. These drivers engaged in over 60 million charging sessions, up by 53% year-on-year, with European sessions leading the charge, growing by 70% and dispensing 87% more energy in 2023 alone. With 274,000 active ports globally, ChargePoint dispensed over 1 TWh in 2023, marking a monumental milestone in the electric vehicle charging landscape.

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In 2023, the ChargePoint be.energised network, boasting hardware-agnostic charging management software, witnessed remarkable growth. Active ports surged by 36%, with over 18 million sessions across Europe, dispensing a staggering 421 GWh of energy. This underscores the escalating demand for ChargePoint’s cutting-edge solutions among Charge Point Operators (CPO) and e-mobility service providers (eMSPs), propelling the electrification revolution forward.

This means ChargePoint technology dispensed in total over 1.5 TWh of energy globally, equivalent to powering over 4.5 billion miles (7.2 billion km) of electric travel. The expansive reach of the ChargePoint network remains instrumental in fostering a positive environmental footprint. With over eight billion electric miles logged to date, drivers have collectively circumvented over 1.6 million metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions, contributing significantly to a greener future.

EV fleet charging experienced substantial growth as vehicles began to become widely available, with the active port count on the European ChargePoint network soaring by approximately 48% in 2023. Charging sessions surged by nearly 89% in this segment, encompassing Heavy Duty Vehicles (HGVs) and last mile delivery fleets. The significant electrification of HGVs, coupled with last mile delivery fleets, holds the potential to reduce the cost of goods transportation and drive sustainability in the logistics industry.

But expansion wasn’t limited to fleets alone. Workplaces also witnessed significant electrification efforts, experiencing the most growth in Europe in 2023. Active ports at European workplaces on the ChargePoint network surged by 84%, accompanied by a robust growth of approximately 111% in charging sessions. This trend underscores the increasing commitment of workplaces to embrace electric vehicle infrastructure, signalling a pivotal shift towards sustainable transportation solutions.

Senior Vice President of Europe at ChargePoint, André ten Bloemendal, said;

“The increased utilisation across commercial sectors clearly points to the fact that EV charging has gone from a perk to necessity for businesses, their employees, and their customers. With more EVs on the road, drivers are looking for reliable and accessible charging where it’s most convenient for them, whether that’s pulling off the side of the motorway to charge whilst using the facilities or plugging in for a few hours while they’re at work. It’s clear that charging infrastructure must scale more rapidly alongside consumer adoption of EVs.”

The surge in EV adoption and charging infrastructure expansion signals a pivotal shift towards sustainable transportation. As EV fleets and workplace charging solutions develop, the focus now turns to scaling charging infrastructure rapidly to meet escalating consumer demand. With ChargePoint leading the game, the future of sustainable transportation looks brighter than ever. EV charging has evolved from a perk to a necessity, marking a decisive moment in our journey towards a greener, more accessible transportation landscape.

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