EVBox, global manufacturer of electric vehicle charging stations and charging management software, will showcase the latest innovations in Smart Charging technologies at CES 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
There are more than two million electric vehicles on the road today. Global EV sales in the third quarter of 2017 are 63% higher than the same period last year. Simultaneously, many cities (and countries) around the world are turning to electric transportation in order to reduce pollution. The growing importance of electric mobility is, however, not without its challenges.
Kristof Vereenooghe, CEO of EVBox, explains: “We’re seeing a lot of ambition from cities that are all vying to become the first to eliminate its carbon footprint altogether. Some examples include only giving permits to electric taxis, investing in electric buses or banning heavily polluting cars from city centers entirely. These changes require a charging infrastructure to match, and of course will also have an impact on the city’s power grid. EVBox strongly feels that ‘Smart Cities equal Smart Charging’, which involves gaining insights on drivers’ charging behavior, and using them to balance the available power in an efficient, flexible and intelligent way. During CES 2018, we will display our latest smart EV charging solutions that help cities, companies and drivers to become truly ‘smart’.”
One such example of a Smart Charging solution is Elvi, an electric vehicle charging station for drivers to charge at home. Elvi revolutionizes the charging experience by combining a modular design with smart charging features and upgradable power output technology. Because of this, Elvi meets both the current and future needs of electric vehicle drivers.
Elvi has been named a CES 2018 Innovation Awards Honoree. Products who are part of this prestigious program organized by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA) are judged by a panel of independent industrial designers, engineers and members of the trade media for outstanding design in consumer electronics. All products chosen as CES Innovation Honorees are considered to reflect the most innovative designs and cutting edge technologies coming to the market.
Alongside Elvi, EVBox will also unveil its new charging solution at CES that is aimed specifically at the North American business & commercial market.
EVBox is the leading global manufacturer of electric vehicle charging stations and charging management software with an installed base of 50,000 charging points across more than 980 cities and 30 countries worldwide. Since March 2017, EVBox is a part of ENGIE.