The use case for U.S. Bank’s Voyager fuel card is expanding to cover electric vehicle charging through a new partnership.

U.S. Bank has teamed with ChargePoint, the No. 1 electric vehicle charging network, so that beginning this summer drivers of electric-powered vehicles may pay for recharges with the Voyager fuel card at tens of thousands of ChargePoint locations nationwide, according to a Wednesday press release.

Campbell, Calif.-based ChargePoint is the first electric vehicle charging network to accept fleet cards, U.S. Bank said in the release, and Voyager is the first fleet card issuer accepted at its locations.

Charging an electric car
A Tesla Motors Inc. Model S electric automobile stands connected to a charger inside a Tesla store in Munich, Germany. Bloomberg News

Among more than 1 million electric vehicles on the road worldwide, more than half are in North America and “a sizable number” of those belong to corporate fleets including those operated by federal, state and local governments, U.S. Bank said in the release. ChargePoint, which operates more than 34,500 charging stations, has 7,000 corporate customers.

“ChargePoint’s well-established nationwide presence gives our fleets instant access to an alternative power source and reflects the bank’s strategy of pursuing innovative partnerships in renewable energy,” John Hardin, U.S. Bank’s global transportation general manager, said in a release.

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