IBC Solar and EVBox announce partnership to combine solar energy and electric vehicle charging
Industry collaboration shows bright future for electric vehicle charging
Bad Staffelstein and Amsterdam, February 12th, 2018 – EVBox, a leading global manufacturer of electric vehicle charging stations and charging management software, proudly announces a strategic partnership with IBC Solar, a global leader within photovoltaics (solar energy systems) and energy storage.
As part of the agreement, EVBox will deliver IBC Solar, located in Upper Franconia (Germany), with electric vehicle charging stations for private and public use. These stations will be integrated into the existing system of photovoltaics and energy storage, and will serve as an example of how companies can collaborate across sectors.
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.
As of the beginning of February, this new partnership between EVBox and IBC SOLAR aims to combine their strengths to become strategic partners in Germany, among other European countries. EVBox's charging stations can be combined with photovoltaics in a smart and simple way. With a mobile app, customers are able to configure their charging times to maximize the usage of the solar power available in the grid. Private households and businesses that invest in photovoltaics will save greatly by also using solar energy for their vehicles. At a starting cost of 10 cents per kWh, a passenger car powered with solar will only cost around 2 euros for a 100-kilometer drive, which is half the cost of using power from a mixed or non-renewable grid.
We are very happy to have signed this partnership with IBC Solar, one of the most important players in the field of renewable energy. Together, we believe we can advance eMobility in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland and help shape the future of transportation. By combining our EVBox charging stations with IBC Solar's solutions, customers will from now on be able to combine photovoltaics, power storage and electric vehicle charging. The future of transport is very bright indeed!
EVBox is the leading global manufacturer of electric vehicle charging stations and charging management software. With an installed base of over 75,000 charging points across more than 55 countries worldwide, EVBox drives sustainable mobility, by bringing durable electric vehicle charging solutions to the world. EVBox has offices in Amsterdam, Antwerp, Copenhagen, Oslo, Milton Keynes, Madrid, Munich, Paris, Bordeaux, New York and Los Angeles. Since March 2017, EVBox is a part of ENGIE. In 2018, EVBox acquired ultra-fast charging station manufacturer EVTronic, adding 700 previously installed fast charging stations to its European network.