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IBC Solar and EVBox team up EV charging with solar energy

Electric vehicle charging infrastructure firm EVBox is to develop charging stations combined with solar energy and power storage under a partnership with IBC Solar.

IBC Solar and EVBox announce partnership to combine solar energy and electric vehicle charging

IBC Solar and EVBox announce partnership to combine solar energy and electric vehicle charging

Intended to drive the eco and cost-saving benefits of EVs through the use of renewable energy, the charging stations will be available in Germany as well as other European markets and will enable customers to configure charging times to maximise the usage of the solar power available in the grid, via an app.

Fleets using photovoltaics will also be able to drive the benefits – according to the firms, using solar power to charge EVs is around half the cost of using power from a mixed or non-renewable grid.

Udo Möhrstedt, founder and CEO of IBC Solar, explained: “EVs will only produce less emissions if they are being powered by clean energy, such as solar-generated power. When the eMobility market takes off in 2018, photovoltaics, EVs, and charging infrastructure will have to be part of the same discussion.”

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for 14 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. Natalie works across the magazine portfolio and updates the company websites with daily news, interviews and road test content.