ABM Selected as Preferred Supplier and Installation Partner for BMW i Center
EV Charging Stations
NEW YORK -- November 21, 2013
ABM (NYSE:ABM), a leading provider of facility solutions, has been selected by
BMW of North America as its preferred electric vehicle (EV) charging station
installation and service partner for its BMW i Centers across the United
States and for BMW i Retailers across Canada. Each of the charging stations
will be part of the ChargePoint® network. BMW will release the company’s first
full production, all-electric vehicle, the BMW i3, in early 2014, with the BMW
i8 to follow later in the year.
”Our collaboration with ABM and ChargePoint will provide our BMW i Centers
with the charging infrastructure expertise and preparation for the arrival of
the BMW i3 and BMW i8 in the United States and Canada,” said Robert Healey, EV
Infrastructure Manager of BMW of North America.
ABM will provide installations and BMW i branded ChargePoint charging stations
for participating BMW i Centers across the United States and Canada, and will
serve as BMW’s preferred service provider for these charging stations. In all,
ABM will support over 300 participating BMW i Centers. To date, ABM has sold
and/or installed over 700 commercial, public and workplace EV charging
stations across the United States.
“We’re honored to have been selected by BMW to play a key role in its entry
into the EV market,” said Ken Sapp, ABM Energy Solutions Vice President. “ABM
prides itself as an industry leader in the development of North America’s EV
infrastructure. We look forward to bringing our expertise and best practices
to BMW locations across the U.S. and Canada.”
The EV charging stations at each BMW i Center will be part of the ChargePoint
Network, the largest and most open EV charging network in the world, with more
than 14,000 charging locations.
"ABM has been a key ChargePoint partner for many previous station
installations and we are thrilled to collaborate with them on our newest
venture with BMW," said Pat Romano, CEO of ChargePoint. "This latest
partnership will help grow the public charging network for all EV drivers and
give potential car buyers the confidence that they can plug-in on the go."
Through the use of the ChargePoint Network, drivers will also have access to a
mobile app that provides EV drivers with real-time information, including
availability of charging locations across the country.
“ABM is proud to undertake this strategic partnership alongside BMW as part of
its commitment to industry-leading innovation in the electric vehicle market,”
said ABM Executive Vice President Tracy Price. “We look forward to assisting
BMW in setting the sustainability standard in the automotive market.”
ABM (NYSE:ABM) is a leading provider of facility solutions with revenues
exceeding $4 billion and 100,000 employees in over 350 offices deployed
throughout the United States and various international locations. ABM’s
comprehensive capabilities include facilities engineering, commercial
cleaning, energy solutions, HVAC, electrical, landscaping, parking and
security, provided through stand-alone or integrated solutions. ABM provides
custom facility solutions in urban, suburban and rural areas to properties of
all sizes — from schools and hospitals to the largest and most complex
facilities, such as manufacturing plants and major airports. ABM Industries
Incorporated, which operates through its subsidiaries, was founded in 1909.
For more information, visit www.abm.com.
BMW GROUP IN AMERICA
BMW of North America, LLC has been present in the United States since 1975.
Rolls-Royce Motor Cars NA, LLC began distributing vehicles in 2003. The BMW
Group in the United States has grown to include marketing, sales, and
financial service organizations for the BMW brand of motor vehicles, including
motorcycles, the MINI brand, and the Rolls-Royce brand of Motor Cars;
DesignworksUSA, a strategic design consultancy in California; a technology
office in Silicon Valley and various other operations throughout the country.
BMW Manufacturing Co., LLC in South Carolina is part of BMW Group’s global
manufacturing network and is the exclusive manufacturing plant for all X5 and
X3 Sports Activity Vehicles and X6 Sports Activity Coupes. The BMW Group sales
organization is represented in the U.S. through networks of 338 BMW passenger
car and BMW Sports Activity Vehicle centers, 139 BMW motorcycle retailers, 119
MINI passenger car dealers, and 34 Rolls-Royce Motor Car dealers. BMW (US)
Holding Corp., the BMW Group’s sales headquarters for North America, is
located in Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey.
ChargePoint is the largest and most open electric vehicle (EV) charging
network in the world, with more than 14,000 charging locations and a 65%+
market share. Ranked #1 by leading independent research firm, Navigant
Research, ChargePoint makes advanced hardware and best-in-class cloud based
software. ChargePoint’s open network is utilized by many leading EV hardware
makers and encourages all EV charging manufacturers to join.
ChargePoint also manages the only mobile app that provides EV drivers with
real-time information, including availability of charging locations throughout
the nation. Every 15 seconds, a driver connects to a ChargePoint station. By
initiating over 3,000,000 charging sessions, ChargePoint drivers have saved
over 3.5 million gallons of gasoline and avoided 36 million pounds of CO2
emissions. For more information about ChargePoint, visit www.chargepoint.com.
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