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Powerlink Systems Partners with Automation Alley to Upgrade Existing EV Charging Infrastructure

Troy, Michigan - February 23, 2018 – Powerlink Systems, an electric vehicle (EV) charging solutions provider, announced the completion of an EV charging technology upgrade at Automation Alley, Michigan’s leading technology business association. The existing Level 2 charging station at Automation Alley’s headquarters in Troy, Michigan was replaced with a networked dual port unit manufactured by ChargePoint, the world’s leading EV charging technology company. Along with being the most advanced Level 2 station available, the ChargePoint station comes with the power of the world’s largest and most open EV charging network.  

By leveraging ChargePoint’s network, Automation Alley now has the insight and flexibility to set access controls to allow specific groups of drivers to use their station and to limit charging availability by time of day. Automation Alley can also set the price for a charging session based on energy cost, duration, time of use, session length or driver group. 

ChargePoint delivers a great charging experience for EV drivers too. The ChargePoint mobile app will allow drivers to easily find Automation Alley’s station, remotely determine if any of the ports are available, and track their charging status and activity over time.

In addition to upgrading to the latest EV charging hardware and software, Powerlink Systems and ChargePoint were able to offer Automation Alley significant cost savings through a promotional trade-in program. By trading in their existing station, Automation Alley was able to save over 50% of the cost of the station hardware. Automation Alley will also be receiving a one-year parts and labor warranty for no additional cost.

About Powerlink Systems

Powerlink Systems is an EV charging station distributor and installer based in Rochester, Michigan. Powerlink Systems provides turnkey solutions to businesses, cities, and residents looking to install charging stations for public, private and at home use. With a passion for promoting efficient uses of the world's energy resources, Powerlink Systems' products and services are designed to help put consumers in control of their own transportation energy independence.

About Automation Alley

Automation Alley is Michigan’s leading nonprofit technology and manufacturing business association, connecting industry, academia and government to fuel Southeast Michigan’s economy and accelerate innovation. Automation Alley works tirelessly to help members achieve success by increasing sales, reducing costs, and thinking strategically during a time of rapid technological change in the manufacturing industry. Automation Alley’s vision is to advance Southeast Michigan as the leading applied technology and innovation region in the world.

About ChargePoint

ChargePoint is the leading electric vehicle (EV) charging network in the world, with charging solutions in every category EV drivers charge, at home, work, around town and on the road. With more than 45,000 independently owned public and semi-public charging spots and more than 7,000 customers (businesses, cities, agencies and service providers), ChargePoint is the only charging technology company on the market that designs, develops and manufactures hardware and software solutions across every use case. Leading EV hardware makers and other partners rely on the ChargePoint network to make charging station details available in mobile apps, online and in navigation systems for popular EVs. ChargePoint drivers have completed more than 31 million charging sessions, saving upwards of 30 million gallons of gasoline and driving more than 732 million gas-free miles. For more information, visit or contact the Media Relations team at