One thing that seems to deter people from being interested in a hybrid or an all electric vehicle is the notion that there is never anywhere to charge them while on the road. Wanting to squash this rumor for the ELR, Cadillac is teaming up with ChargePoint.
ChargePoint is the largest EV charging network in the world, with over 16,000 charging stations. Their real-time network app includes a list of all available charging stations in the area, as well as for the entire nation.
Knowing the popularity of ChargePoint, it was only fitting that Cadillac teamed up with the brand to help owners of the ELR gain immediate access to any charging station. Each Cadillac ELR owner will be given a ChargePoint card, which allows the driver to sign up for free and immediately gain access to all the perks that come with it.
“With the ELR, Cadillac is helping drive the rapid growth of EVs by offering an innovative and premium vehicle. We are confident that as more EV options come out, more people will make the switch to electric,” says Pasquale Romano, ChargePoint CEO.
To date, ChargePoint users have saved over 3.8 million gallons of gas, as well as 25 million pounds of carbon dioxide emissions. Cadillac looks to increase these numbers with their partnership and growing popularity of the ELR.