EVBox and ChargePoint say they agreed on a roaming partnership that will allow their customers to freely charge in Europe and North America starting in 2019. The agreement utilises the Open Charge Point Interface (OCPI) protocol.
The companies say this partnership represents the first-ever global agreement to enable roaming between EV charging networks. Beginning in January 2019, EV drivers will be able to roam on the ChargePoint and EVBox networks while traveling throughout Europe and North America at tens of thousands of charging spots distributed across both continents.
The agreement eliminates the need to register for multiple accounts and does away with additional fees when roaming.
The news come in the aftermath of the Global Climate Action Summit that took place in San Francisco. Both EVBox and ChargePoint had announced they would install some 3.5 million EV charging points between them by 2025 reportedly. For both companies, this means a huge increase of their networks and for ChargePoint, the pledge is part of the ZEV Challenge by the C40 Cities and Climate Group.