ChargePoint announces integration with Apple CarPlay

ChargePoint, an electric vehicle (EV) charging networks, now works with Apple CarPlay. This new integration brings essential EV charging data inside the vehicle, allowing drivers to easily access charging information directly from their vehicle’s infotainment system, according to Bill Loewenthal, senior vice president, Product, ChargePoint. 

Drivers will be able to find nearby chargers, check station status, start a session, navigate to a station and more, without the need to pick up their iPhone while in transit. The announcement comes on the heels of the addition of several new features available to Apple users including Dark Mode, Apple Watch compatibility, and a new ChargePoint widget in Today View for iPhone where drivers can find nearby stations or check real-time charging status.

By simply connecting a device updated to iOS 14 or above to a CarPlay-equipped vehicle, drivers will be able to easily begin accessing charging information from the in-vehicle display, Loewenthal says. With the ChargePoint app in the CarPlay experience, drivers will have access to information available in the ChargePoint app, but now integrated with the in-dash infotainment system. 

With CarPlay, drivers will be able to see a map with nearby stations, check station status, select the station list for more information, and start a charging session. In addition, drivers will be able to filter stations based on speed of the charger, cost, availability and plug type, find recent stations, access favorite charging spots and join waitlist all directly from the vehicle.