First published in AMS business magazine. Author: Lauren Comiteau
EV charging-stations on the rise in Amsterdam and beyond
EV-Box was founded in the Netherlands in 2010, when the EV market was still in its infancy. Six years later, and EV-Box is now the largest producer and supplier of EV charging stations and related cloud-based services worldwide. Its 36,000 distinctively LED-ringed charging stations can be found at private homes, workplaces and in public spaces from Shanghai to Amsterdam to Rome. “Just like how the automobile replaced the horse and carriage, electric vehicles will replace combustion-based automobiles,” says the company. Its role in that transition? “A charging point at every parking spot, an electric car for every home.” With its new, larger headquarters having just opened on Amsterdam’s IJburg island, and a partnership with the city and Dutch energy and construction giants Nuon-Heijmans to increase the number of electric charging stations from its current 1,800 to 4,000 by 2018, it may just accomplish that goal.