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ABM Selected as Preferred Supplier and Installation Partner for BMW i Center EV Charging Stations

published: 2013-11-22 18:24
ABM (NYSE:ABM) 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 Statesand 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."

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