Vivint, ChargePoint to pair home solar with EV charging
Vivint Solar has formed a strategic agreement with ChargePoint to market residential electric vehicle charging stations to homeowners.
Vivint says it will work with ChargePoint and other partners to offer homeowners an integrated suite of products that includes a solar energy system, an EV charger, a home battery and an intelligent energy management system.
- Vivint plans to begin by offering the ChargePoint residential EV stations to homeowners in select California markets.
Vivint’s partnership with ChargePoint follows the company’s announcement in May of an exclusive arrangement with Mercedes-Benz Energy to use the automotive company’s batteries in solar-plus-storage installations. In that arrangement, Vivint hopes to leverage the economices of scale gained out of large-scale buildout of battery manufacturing facilities for electric vehicles.
As with the ChargePoint partnership, Vivint plans to begin rolling out those systems in the California market. The companies say the ChargePoint residential EV chargers include an application that enables drivers to schedule charging, start charging remotely and track energy usage and all charging in one place.
“We’re committed to getting everyone behind the wheel of an EV with solutions that enable drivers to charge everywhere they live, work and play,” Colleen Jansen, chief marketing officer at ChargePoint, said in a statement.
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