U.S. Bank Voyager® Fleet Card Adopts a “Green” Hue: Now It Can Be Used to Charge Electric Vehicles
Beginning this summer, public buses, delivery trucks and other corporate fleets will have the opportunity to reduce their environmental footprint more than ever before. U.S. Bank (NYSE:USB) is teaming up with ChargePoint, the world’s largest electric vehicle (EV) charging network, to offer Voyager Network Fleet Card acceptance at tens-of-thousands of ChargePoint charging ports throughout the United States. ChargePoint will begin equipping its locations for acceptance immediately and expects the process to be completed over the summer.
Together, the companies are bringing many firsts to the industry. ChargePoint is the first EV charging network to accept corporate fleet cards and Voyager is the first fleet card issuer to be accepted at their charging spots. This first-of-its-kind relationship in the fleet industry is timely, as Electric Vehicles International predicts electric car fleets to reach 20 million by 2020 globally.
“Joining the Voyager Network is a significant enhancement to ChargePoint’s already comprehensive fleet charging solutions that simplify operations for a wide range of government, utility and private fleet operators,” said Michael Jones, vice president, Sales, ChargePoint, Inc. “As the demand for electric transportation increases, ChargePoint continues to innovate across our portfolio, adding features and technologies that make going electric seamless, convenient and cost-effective for fleet operators. Making expense management easy while giving fleet drivers the flexibility to charge at multiple locations on the ChargePoint network is yet another innovation that makes our solution even more compelling to fleet managers.”
The Voyager Network, owned and operated by U.S. Bank, is one of the largest fleet-fueling and maintenance acceptance networks in the United States. The Voyager Fleet Card is accepted at more than 320,000 fueling, maintenance and service locations and used by millions of drivers of fleet cars, trucks and heavy-duty commercial rigs. The Network offers sophisticated purchase controls and data that simplify fleet expense management by giving fleet managers greater visibility and control over fleet spend.
“Working with ChargePoint is an excellent example of our commitment as a bank to promoting a sustainable environment while supporting economic growth,” said U.S. Bank Global Transportation General Manager John Hardin. “ChargePoint’s well-established nationwide presence gives our fleets instant access to an alternative power source and reflects the bank’s strategy of pursuing innovative partnerships in renewable energy.”
ChargePoint offers a broad range of smart networked charging offerings, software solutions and cloud services to help fleet managers effectively manage electric vehicles fleets. In addition to charging solutions, ChargePoint provides a number of tools for a wide range of fleet scenarios, including depot, mixed-use, and on-route. To learn more about ChargePoint or find the nearest charging location, access the online locator at www.chargepoint.com or use the ChargePoint mobile app.
About ChargePoint (www.chargepoint.com)
ChargePoint is the largest electric vehicle (EV) charging network in the world, with charging solutions in every category EV drivers charge – at home, work, around town and on the road. With a network of more than 34,500 independently-owned charging spots and more than 7,000 customers (businesses, cities, agencies, and service providers), ChargePoint is the only charging solutions company on the market that designs, develops, and manufactures hardware and software solutions for passenger cars, electric buses, and trucks for every charging scenario.
Leading EV hardware makers and partners rely on the ChargePoint network to make charging station details available in mobile apps, online and in navigation systems for popular EVs. ChargePoint drivers have completed more than 24 million charging sessions, saving upwards of 24 million gallons of gasoline and driving more than 565 million gas-free miles. For more information, visit www.chargepoint.com or contact the ChargePoint Press Office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About U.S. Bank (www.usbank.com)
Minneapolis-based U.S. Bancorp (NYSE: USB), with $450 billion in assets as of March 31, 2017, is the parent company of U.S. Bank National Association, the fifth largest commercial bank in the United States. The Company operates 3,091 banking offices in 25 states and 4,838 ATMs and provides a comprehensive line of banking, investment, mortgage, trust and payment services products to consumers, businesses and institutions.