Across the ChargePoint network globally, there was a 53% increase in annual charging sessions, dispensing over one TeraWatt/h of energy in 2023, a 70% increase year-over-year.

“Increased utilisation pressure across all commercial segments demonstrates that EV charging has gone from a perk to necessity for businesses, their employees, and their customers,” said Rick Wilmer, CEO of ChargePoint. “With more EVs on the road, drivers are looking for reliable and accessible charging where it’s most convenient for them, whether that’s pulling off the side of the highway to charge and grab snacks or plugging in for a few hours while they’re at work. It is clear that charging infrastructure must scale more rapidly alongside the consumer and commercial adoption of EVs.”

On the ChargePoint network, global utilisation outpaced active charging port growth across all commercial sectors in 2023. BloombergNEF predicts EV sales could reach nearly two million vehicles in the US in 2024, meaning charger utilisation will continue to grow with a clear need for more infrastructure to meet EV drivers’ charging needs.

In North America, fuelling and convenience locations, typically high-powered charging hubs along major highways, saw a 109% increase in charging sessions year-over-year, compared to approximately 47% year-over-year increase in active ports. As the return to office trend continues to grow, workplace charging stations saw approximately 64% increase in charging sessions year-over-year, compared to approximately 22% increase in active port growth. Additionally in workplace settings, the average number of active drivers per port increased 21%.

Other segments that saw notable session growth in North America in 2023 include corporate fleets, with charging sessions increasing approximately 83% from the prior year compared to approximately 54% increase in active port count. Multifamily commercial properties saw approximately 40% increase in charging session growth, compared to approximately 24% increase in active ports. Further, in the multifamily commercial property setting, the average number of active drivers per charging port increased approximately 53% in 2023.

In 2023, drivers spent more than 180 million hours charging across ChargePoint’s network of more than 274,000 active ports under management globally. Additionally, ChargePoint reported a 49% year-over-year worldwide increase in annual active drivers and surpassed one million quarterly active drivers globally during the company’s fiscal third quarter. The scale of the ChargePoint network continues to generate a positive environmental impact with the company estimating over eight billion electric miles driven to date, and drivers have avoided over 1.6 million metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions.