EVBox and Charging Point make global charging commitments
Made at the Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco (USA), the announcements saw Netherlands-based EVBox commit to having one million charging points placed globally by the year 2025. The firm currently has 60,000 charging points installed globally and the new goal represents an increase of more than 1,500% in seven years.
The firm said expanding its portfolio would help it meet the target – it now offers a 3.7–350 kW range of units, with both AC and DC charging and is “heavily scaling up by forming new partnerships to design, develop, and (mass-)produce millions of competitive charging solutions by 2025 in an efficient and cost-effective way”. It also outlined its openness to working with any country, company, city or individual.
CEO Kristof Vereenooghe added: “At EVBox, we are ready and able to contribute to accelerating electric mobility on a global scale – which is why, as an organisation, we are committed to having one million charging points by 2025. An ambitious commitment, but high ambitions are crucial if we hope to turn the tide.”
US giant ChargePoint also used the Global Climate Action Summit to make a commitment to the future of mobility with a pledge to have 2.5 million EV charging spots by 2025 – marking an increase of nearly fifty-fold over the next seven years.
The firm said the majority of the new points would be evenly split between Europe and North America, with smaller percentages in Australia and New Zealand.
Pasquale Romano, president and CEO, ChargePoint, commented: “The time for transformative change is now, and broadly distributed, substantial and immediate investments in charging infrastructure are necessary to usher in the future of e-mobility. One hundred percent of what we do is focused on developing technology that enables cleaner transportation, and ChargePoint is proud to play a critical role in facilitating the transition to electric mobility, and supporting the Summit’s mission to reduce greenhouse gas emissions worldwide.”