EVBox, a leading global manufacturer of electric vehicle charging stations and charging management software, joins a growing coalition of clean energy, health advocacy, and transportation industry leaders calling for the electrification of transportation in Illinois, USA.
Chicago, March 25, 2020—EVBox has joined Illinois Clean Air Now (ICAN), a coalition of clean energy, health advocacy, and transportation industry stakeholders from Illinois and across the country. In doing so, EVBox joins the ranks of other leading clean transportation tech companies looking to expand their business operations into Illinois, such as electric vehicle manufacturers Rivian and Proterra.
In addition to the transportation companies, ICAN has also brought together some of the state’s most prominent health organizations, such as the Chicago Area Clean Cities, the American Lung Association, and the Respiratory Health Association.
EVBox sees the tremendous potential of becoming a part of a new, clean energy economy in Illinois. We are joining ICAN to work with likeminded companies and nonprofits to pave the way for beneficial electrification and the creation of new jobs in Illinois.Megha Lakhchaura (Director of Public Policy & Utility Programs North America at EVBox)
According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, transportation generates the largest share of greenhouse gas emissions. Air pollution emitted from transportation contributes to smog and to poor air quality, which has negative impacts on the health and welfare of U.S. citizens. In fact, Chicago ranks third among major cities when it comes to the number of childhood asthma cases resulting from transportation pollution.
Now more than ever, consumers are looking for ways to make smart decisions that promote health for one another and the environment. Supporting clean transportation is one way to build a stronger economy for Illinois now and in the future.Angela Tin (ICAN Member and Board Member at Chicago Area Clean Cities (CACC))
Electrification could prove to be a boon to Illinois' economy—potentially saving companies and consumers money while also creating new jobs and employment opportunities throughout the state. Other companies and nonprofits that wish to join ICAN can apply at info@ICANIllinois.org.
Illinois Clean Air Now (ICAN) is a coalition of clean energy, health advocacy, and transportation industry stakeholders. Together, we are working to promote beneficial electrification policies in Illinois. We believe that the fast adoption of electric vehicles is in the public interest. Becoming a clean transportation state will result in cleaner air, technological innovation, economic development, and consumer benefits—all while promoting a clean energy future for Illinois. To learn more, visit ICANIllinois.org.
Founded in 2010, EVBox Group accelerates the adoption of electric mobility by bringing convenient, integrated EV charging solutions to businesses and drivers around the world. From its extensive portfolio of commercial and ultra-fast charging stations built by EVBox to its scalable, open-source charging management software engineered by Everon, EVBox Group ensures that electric mobility is accessible to everyone.
Backed by ENGIE, EVBox Group is a leader in research and development, with multiple labs and factories across Europe and North America developing groundbreaking EV charging technology. With offices across the globe including Paris, Chicago, and Amsterdam, and strong foundations in dozens of markets, EVBox Group is shaping a cleaner future of transportation.