Parkopedia teams up with ChargeHub to provide data on over 80,000 EV chargers in North America

Strategic Partnerships

The partnership aims to offer EV drivers with direct access to a comprehensive number of chargers with coverage across North America

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Parkopedia, the world’s leading connected car services provider, is partnering with ChargeHub, the largest North American electric vehicle roaming hub operator, to enhance the EV charging experience for millions of North American EV drivers, Parkopedia announced Jan. 31.

The company said that ChargeHub’s existing network of 80,000 EV charging stations across the US and Canada will be integrated into Parkopedia’s payment platform to enable in-car charger activations and payments via a single sign-on account on participating charge site operators (CSOs).

The partnership aims to provide the EV drivers with direct access through their vehicles to a comprehensive number of chargers with coverage across North America, including Parkopedia’s market-leading information on parking and charging, dynamic availability data, and charging transactions for EV drivers.

Parkopedia said that its services are currently integrated with more original equipment manufacturer systems than any other connected services provider worldwide, ensuring seamless in-car charging activation and payment functionality, and increasing ChargeHub’s partner CSOs access to EV drivers.

That said, Parkopedia’s connected services expertise also ensures that the data drivers receive is as accurate and complete as possible, thanks to established rigorous data verification processes.

According to the company, this collaboration addresses the challenging prospect of finding EV chargers, which is seen as a major cause of anxiety among EV owners in the US.

Meanwhile, the partnership provides scope for ChargeHub users to benefit from combined parking and charging data to improve their charging experience, as well as to limit the risk of EV drivers receiving parking fines while charging. To date, 68% of US EV drivers have received a parking fine while charging, according to the Global Driver Survey, far higher than the global average of 57%, highlighting that North American drivers suffer the most from both charging and parking concerns.

Furthermore, ChargeHub and Parkopedia’s collaboration also offers value to fleets, with operators and drivers able to access chargers from numerous public charging networks through a single account, with valuable parking and charging data integrated into this for a seamless user experience.

Commenting on the new collaboration, Parkopedia COO Hans Puvogel said, “Our latest partnership with ChargeHub is an important development for the industry, extending our North American charge point coverage while improving the parking and charging experience for EV drivers and ChargeHub users. North American drivers can now benefit from a streamlined charging experience with access to an additional 80,000 chargers in key locations, along with greater charging availability, location and parking data, combined with frictionless transactions, addressing the main pain points highlighted by EV drivers in our 2023 Global Driver Survey.”

On the new partnership, ChargeHub CEO Simon Ouellette said, “We are proud to be able to offer EV drivers an improved charging experience by combining Parkopedia’s parking and charging data with our roaming hub. Once again, this agreement shows that ChargeHub is the preferred partner for eMSPs looking for a full turnkey integration to the largest pool of CSOs in the US and Canada.”

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