ChargePoint, provider of networked solutions for charging EVs

Isuzu and Ryder plug into ChargePoint's EV charging solutions

Sept. 28, 2023
To help cover all the ground in their transition to EVs, Isuzu and Ryder are partnering with ChargePoint for their charging infrastructure and software solutions.

Both Isuzu and Ryder have partnered with ChargePoint, provider of networked solutions for charging EVs, for their EV charging infrastructure and software needs.

Isuzu says in March it will introduce its 2025 NRR EV, Class 5 battery electric truck, in early 2024. The truck will feature an AC (Level 2) and DC Fast Charging (Level 3) charging capability. ChargePoint is also providing training to support the upcoming electric truck, according to a release.

“This relationship will allow our dealers and customers to get ready now for the introduction of our electric truck next year,” said Shaun C. Skinner, president of Isuzu Commercial Truck of America and Isuzu Commercial Truck of Canada. “Trying to find a reliable resource for the installation of the necessary charging and electrification infrastructure can be staggering. Our relationship with ChargePoint will ease the transition for everyone.”    

See also: Isuzu introduces its first electric truck

Ryder introduced its first BrightDrop Zevo 600 electric vans at four strategic Ryder facilities in California, Texas, and New York in September along with plans to produce 4,000 BrightDrop electric vans to its fleet through 2025. During the Ride & Drive event, customers were able to see the chargers in action.

“Ryder’s aim is to continue to evaluate and provide advanced vehicle technology solutions to help customers seamlessly integrate EVs into their business,” says Carlo Rodriguez, managing director for electric vehicles for Ryder.

See also: How Ryder vets EV reliability

With more than 243,000 active charging ports plus roaming partners, ChargePoint recently announced company investments in its Network Operations Center with an aim to deliver charging station reliability, by combining information security technology with natural language processing, enhanced driver communications and training certifications.

“Commercial trucks play a critical role in the transition to electrification, underscoring the need for integrated charging solutions to help streamline operations and deliver a lower total cost of ownership (TCO),” said Rich Mohr, Senior Vice President, Americas at ChargePoint. “Together, Isuzu and ChargePoint are removing barriers to entry for electrifying commercial trucks and delivering integrated software and hardware solutions that maximize Isuzu customers’ TCO advantage.”     

About the Author

Cris Beaulieu

Cris Beaulieu is an Associate Editor for Fleet Maintenance magazine. She joined the team after working in local news media. She earned a bachelor’s in journalism at Cleveland State University along with a TV and Radio Broadcast degree at Ohio Media School. 

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