Germany-based innogy, a subsidiary of energy giant RWE, has established a subsidiary in California offering EV charging points in competition with the top network ChargePoint.
The new company, trading under the name of innogy e-mobility US LLC, will be based in Los Angeles and serve the US market as a provider of technology and charging services.
Business activities will focus on California and other US states that have stipulated zero-emission requirements for electric vehicles.
Cameron Funk is to manage innogy e-mobility US LLC as its first CEO. His previous role was Director of Business Development for ABM Industries Inc.
innogy has already set foot in the US market for e-mobility. The company has been doing research into electric vehicles with the University of California in San Diego since 2015. Last month innogy announced a project with BTCpower for high-speed charging systems, which have been upgraded with an increased range of functions thanks to the innovative IT system from Germany.
innogy has about 5,700 electric vehicle charging points and says it is one of the leading operators of car charging infrastructure in Europe.
Last month, it secured $43 million in financing led by Siemens, which will collaborate with it on the development of charging stations in Europe.