ChargePoint, a US-based electric vehicle (EV) charging network operator, has partnered with Volvo Car USA to offer charging solutions to Volvo drivers in the US and Canada.

The companies’ partnership will give drivers access to one of the largest networks of public chargers.

In addition, the partnership will support Volvo’s retail network.

ChargePoint chief revenue officer Michael Hughes said: “The transition to electric mobility is inevitable and the introduction of exciting new EV models like the all-new XC40 Recharge is another example of the shift already underway around the world.

“ChargePoint’s collaboration with Volvo Cars in the United States and Canada will provide a platform for EV charging across public, residential, and retail locations in the United States and Canada.

“With access to North America’s largest charging network, the ability to buy the ChargePoint Home Flex, and by providing support for retail charging deployments, this is a blueprint for collaborations that can advance the electric mobility revolution into the future.”

Volvo has partnered with ChargePoint just ahead of the launch of the Volvo XC40 Recharge pure electric sports utility vehicle (SUV) across North America.

The deal will also give Volvo drivers access to ChargePoint’s more than 115,000 EV charging points.

It will allow the drivers to access thousands of additional charging spots, which are publicly available under the roaming agreements across the region.

ChargePoint will also provide opportunities to Volvo drivers to purchase the ChargePoint Home Flex home charger.

Volvo Car USA president and CEO and Americas senior vice-president Anders Gustafsson said: “This collaboration with ChargePoint gives Volvo Cars a way to break down one barrier to EV adoption, which is the ability to quickly and easily get a charge.”