ChargePoint launches AC charge column CP6000 in Europe


ChargePoint has launched a new AC charging station in Europe and says the CP6000 was designed for business customers since the modular design leads to flexibility and scalability. RAW Charging has signed as the first customer.

ChargePoint considers the CP6000 its most flexible and serviceable global AC charging solution and points to the integrated network software, station hardware and customer support.

As for the hardware, the CP6000 series allows dozens of configurations through sockets, cable management, branding, display, or shuttering options. ChargePoint says this modularity allows the CP6000 to support field replacements and service more easily while offering advanced sensors for enhanced diagnostics and support. All customer-facing information also comes in different languages.

The CP6000 has also been designed to operate on Europe’s various power grids and regulations. For example, the CP6000 meets the UK government’s requirements for contactless payment capabilities for all AC stations of 7.1kW and above. It supports AC charging for 1 or 3-phase power at an adaptable output of 3.7 to 22kw per port.

In software terms, the platform offers real-time visibility into revenue, energy costs and driver details, control over pricing and driver access, and actionable reporting with over 35 pre-built charts and reports. ChargePoint’s software also includes robust power management tools to reduce energy costs automatically, on-station video messages and over 40 turnkey API integrations. The CP6000 also complies with the latest Open Charge Point Protocol (OCPP) 2.01.

ChargePoint Chief Product Officer Bill Loewenthal said, “EV charging needs are universal, even if what and how we drive varies by geography. The CP6000 has been designed across our R&D facilities in North America and Europe to cater to the charging needs of businesses, fleets and EV drivers.”

RAW Charging is among the first customers and is currently planning expansion across Europe, working with organisations with a portfolio of sites across the continent. “This year, we’ll be putting in four new sites per working day, and when you’re doing that, you want it to work flexibly and at scale,” said Bruce Galliford, CEO at RAW Charging.

The CP6000 is now available to order in most ChargePoint operating countries. The company asked interested parties to directly contact their local sales representative or distributor.


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