ChargePoint and Gatik have announced a strategic partnership to develop an electric ecosystem for autonomous vehicles across North America. Through the partnership, infrastructure and integrated services will play a significant role in helping to decarbonize the B2B short-haul logistics sector and will offer a simple and seamless solution to help Gatik and ChargePoint’s customers meet their corporate sustainability goals, the companies say.
Customers transporting goods in Gatik’s autonomous electric fleet will have access to ChargePoint’s expertise in site design, interoperability validation, and lower investment costs, the companies say. Gatik will also have access to a nationwide charging network and fleet-specific software that provides telematics intelligence configurable to each customer’s operations, as well as modular charging hardware to minimize upfront costs by reducing required electrical capacity.
Powered by ChargePoint’s scalable and reliable charging technology, Gatik launched its first autonomous electric box trucks with Walmart in 2021. Gatik says its partnership with ChargePoint ensures customers have access to Gatik’s Class 3-6 autonomous electric fleet and ChargePoint’s charging infrastructure and integrated services to support a cleaner, more efficient and sustainable logistics sector.