Fisker and ChargePoint are together at last as the electric SUV maker names the public charging company its North American partner.
Today, Fisker and ChargePoint jointly announced a partnership. About a year ago we thought this charging partnership would be the case. The companies plan to deliver a frictionless charging experience for Fisker Ocean owners in North America. They aim to create a seamless customer experience allowing anyone driving a Fisker Ocean access to ChargePoint’s industry-leading network. This consists of Level 2, DC fast chargers, and roaming partner stations.
Together, this vast charging network encompasses more than 80% of public charging spots in North America. For instance, it includes more than 210,000 active ports under management with over 16,700 DC fast charge ports. The charging network also supports access to over 400,000 roaming ports. This charging network will make it easy for Fisker Ocean owners in North America to find a reliable charging station.
The ChargePoint network will be available to Fisker Ocean owners starting with vehicle deliveries in the US and Canada. Fisker Ocean drivers will be able to locate ChargePoint and roaming partner charging stations in several ways. For example, within the Fisker Ocean’s navigation system and through the ChargePoint mobile app. This will make it easy for customers to conveniently access the charging network while on the go.
At launch, Fisker Ocean’s central touchscreen and ChargePoint app will allow drivers to complete a number of functions. Customers will be able to search for and navigate to charging stations. They will be able to find the quickest charge points by filtering search results for DC fast charge locations. Furthermore, customers will be able to perform basic EV route planning and calculate arrival times at charging stops.
“The minute they get their new Fisker Ocean, our owners need convenient and easy-to-locate public charge stations, a quick, easy experience when using a public charger, and super-simple payment options. Together with ChargePoint, we are providing a class-leading public charging option for Fisker owners at delivery. ChargePoint is a leading charging network in North America, and their commitment to sustainable mobility makes the partnership a perfect fit for our customers and our business.”Henrik Fisker, Chairman & CEO, Fisker, Inc.
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10 thoughts on “Fisker Partners with ChargePoint for Public Charging Solutions”
Chargepoint is NOT a fast charging network. It only has eight stations that can be reasonably called “fast” charging (70kw+) in all of the US. It only has four that are typical supercharger speed 200kw+ The mythical “16,700 DC fast charge ports” are just Level 2+ 10-50kw slow charging ports at hotels and restaurants.
According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, they define a “DC Fast Charger” as anything between 50 – 350 kW.
You are technically correct from the DOT perspective, but I think we all know that is a bit of bureaucratic semantics meant to give politicians a higher “fast charger” count on their stats. A 50 kw charger will take an hour just to get a 50% charge on an Ocean (on a perfect day).
The only reason that they are holding that definition is that it helps the politicians goose the stats. A fast charger is 150kw. That is the slow lane CCS on the EA station and the previous generation of Tesla chargers (they discontinued building even the slow 150kw units four years ago). 150kw is the minimum required to get IRA funds.
Really appreciated what Robert said. I’m tired of getting all this fluff and airblowing up my skirt about what is sounding like positive news but really isn’t. I still have my fisker one reservation, but I figured a bird in the hand was better, so I just bought a used 2018 Tesla S P 100 D with only 17000 miles on it. Have already found several super chargers near my house, yet I can easily use my level 2 charger at home. Fisker’s gonna have to do a heck of a lot more to get me to Trade my Tesla for my potential fisker one. Listened to a man in Europe describe how “cheap” the interior materials seemed. Admittedly just a prototype, but that’s all that has been offered. Clock’s tickkng…
Wonderful as we just recv’d our sequence number, 137 !!!
Congrats Joesph, that’s a great number!
I’m highly disappointed with Fisker’s decision to make an alliance with a charging network that focuses on mass production of slow charging stations. Fisker autos can charge on any network of chargers and the lack of incentives encourages Fisker owners to shop for the best options. I suspect ChargePoint will be listed as a preferred provider in the Fisker UI for route navigation. I hope better networks such as EA will be visible in route planning. I am a frequent user of ChargePoint and equate its brand with older slow-charging EVs. It’s a great network for owners the original Nissan Leaf. Because Fisker is choosing to partner with this slow charging brand, should we expect IRL Fiskers to charge at similar rates?
There are many charging companies that are a part of the ChargePoint network with fast chargers. If those are accessible through the Fisker Ocean user-interface then all is good! We’re just waiting to hear what Fisker does, if anything, as far as free charging/miles for North American customers like they’ve done for European customers.
If I can travel close to 300 miles with an overnight charge at home on 220 (up to 80% full so to protect the battery from unnecessary degradation… if I understand correctly) then that covers me 98 out of 100 drives. I’m ok with that. (Surely I will eat those words one day).
More importantly right now, what color is the Ocean in the Chargepoint bit at the top of the page?
Btw, do the EVs have programming so I can tell the car to stop charging when it reaches 80%?
The Fisker Ocean pictured at the top of the article has a Night Drive exterior with 22″ F3a SlipStream wheels.