Mar 16

ChargePoint rolls out cloud-based fleet management solution with European delivery fleet leader Picnic

ChargePoint to offer its cloud-based fleet management solution to manage charging and vehicle monitoring of more than 2,300 electric delivery vehicles

Amsterdam — 16 March 2022 — ChargePoint Holdings, Inc., a leading electric vehicle (EV) charging network, today announced further expansion in the European last-mile delivery market with Picnic, the online-only supermarket active in 200 cities across the Netherlands, Germany and France, rolling out the ChargePoint cloud-based fleet charging solution for Picnic’s electric delivery fleet.

Picnic is a leading online supermarket with the largest electric grocery delivery fleet in Europe, comprising more than 2,300 proprietary electric vehicles. 

ChargePoint will use ViriCiti’s vehicle telematics and smart charging solution to help Picnic manage and charge its EV fleet. 

The telematics platform provides full operational visibility that helps the fleet operator understand their fleet utilization and stay on top of critical issues. As a result, operators can increase the range of their vehicles, prevent breakdowns, and save costs.

Picnic vehicles charge via common electricity sockets. ChargePoint technology extends the same charge management capabilities it normally deploys on a range of externally EV chargers directly to the vehicle’s onboard charger.

“We continuously look for improvements of our vehicles, and smart charging is an important part of our efforts to further enhance the sustainability of our fleet,” said Joris Wolters, Picnic’s vehicle expert.

“Rolling out our cloud-based fleet charging solution with delivery leader Picnic helps further demonstrate our commitment to fleet in Europe,” said Rich Mohr, vice president of Fleet at ChargePoint. “We are excited to work with another leading technology innovator in the Netherlands and together bring the electrification of fleets forward.”

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About ChargePoint

ChargePoint is creating a new fueling network to move people and goods on electricity. Since 2007, ChargePoint has been committed to making it easy for businesses and drivers to go electric with one of the largest EV charging networks and a comprehensive portfolio of charging solutions. The ChargePoint cloud subscription platform and software-defined charging hardware are designed to include options for every charging scenario from home and multifamily to workplace, parking, hospitality, retail and transport fleets of all types. Today, one ChargePoint account provides access to hundreds of thousands of places to charge in North America and Europe. To date, more than 105 million charging sessions have been delivered, with drivers plugging into the ChargePoint network every two seconds or less. In 2021, ChargePoint acquired ViriCiti, a leading provider of electrification solutions for eBus and commercial fleets.

 

About Picnic

Before the launch at the end of 2015, Picnic worked with a team of 30 specialists for three years on home delivery of groceries without unnecessary intermediaries. The customer chooses which ride is most convenient and via the Picnic grocery radar knows up to the minute when the delivery will take place. The costs of this new way of distribution are so low that delivery is free and the groceries have the lowest price. In 2018 Picnic also started in Germany and in 2021 in France. Picnic is an initiative of entrepreneurs Joris Beckers, Frederik Nieuwenhuys, Michiel Muller and CTO Daniel Gebler. Contacts: For questions about this press release, please email Picnic at press@picnic.nl

For interest in collaboration with Picnic, please contact us via partners@picnic.nl

 

Contact ChargePoint

Matthew Enevoldson Communications Manager, Europe

Matthew.Enevoldson@chargepoint.com

media@chargepoint.com

 

Contact Picnic

For questions about this press release, please email Picnic at press@picnic.nl

 

About The Author

Cristiana Stoian, Communications Manager and ViriCitizen