The EV charging markets in the US and Europe look very different, but at least one company is building bridges across the pond.
EV-Box, a Dutch firm that was founded in 2010 and has an installed base of over 36,000 charging points in 20 countries, now has an office in Brooklyn. EV-Box’s North American HQ is based at the New York University Polytechnic School of Engineering’s ACRE incubator, a center of clean-tech innovation. The company will be manufacturing charging stations in Richmond, Virginia.
“The EV market in the US is steadily growing and with our open standards approach we want to be the hardware provider to multiple US companies,” says EV-Box’s US Director Tim Kreukniet. “This gives the owner of the charging station more choice, creates competition in the market and will reduce prices for EV ownership.”
In EV-Box’s home market, the Netherlands, it claims a market share of over 60%, and has recently expanded its operations to France, Belgium and Luxembourg.
The company’s charging solutions feature cloud-based smart technologies, such as load balancing, smart charging and peak shaving.