Back in 2007, the world was a much different place. There was only a handful of electric cars on the roads, and most major automakers hadn’t even begun to consider building EVs. But that’s the year EV charging station company ChargePoint began installing EV charging stations in the U.S., and today they lay claim to the nation’s largest EV charging network.
It’s no wonder why CNBC decided to include ChargePoint on its annual “Disruptor 50” list, interviewing CEO Pasquale Romano about the company’s more than 17,000 charging stations. Chargepoint focuses on selling charging stations to major companies like Target and Whole Foods, giving the company a venture funding of more than $111 million.
But ChargePoint isn’t stopping there. The future of ChargePoint involves offering home charging to customers, expanding beyond outlets, as well as installing more fast chargers to enable longer range trips. So Far ChargePoint only has about 83 fast chargers, but they’re installing more by the week. Romano even talks Tesla briefly during the segment, though his answer was a bit…evasive. Check out the whole interview here.