EVBox reopens renovated and upgraded Bordeaux factory for electric vehicle fast-charging stations

With the renovated facility, EVBox will be able to increase production of its fast and ultra-fast chargers up to 450 units/month by 2020 while bringing an additional 80 to 100 jobs to the region.

Bordeaux, November 26, 2019 — Last Friday marked the festive reopening of EVBox’s Bordeaux facility, which focuses on the production of fast (DC) and ultra-fast (HPC) charging stations, as well as R&D in new technologies such as V2G (Vehicle-to-Grid). The Bordeaux facility was acquired by EVBox in July 2018 and has seen as rapid growth since. Because of the extension and renovation, the factory can now support the growth plan of EVBox by allowing the reception of about 200 employees.

EVBox, which is part of ENGIE, welcomed over 80 guests from the industry and celebrated this moment with speeches from, among others, Kristof Vereenooghe (CEO EVBox), Eric Stempin (Director of the Bordeaux factory), and Alain Rousset (President of Nouvelle-Aquitaine region). Present were also the Mayor of Léognan, Laurent Barban, and the Vice president of the Community of Municipalities of Montesquieu and County Councillor, Bernard Fath.


EVBox Bordeaux opening ribbon cutting.png
  • png

From left to right: Peter van Praet (COO of EVBox), Kristof Vereenooghe (CEO of EVBox), Eric Stempin (Director of the Bordeaux factory).


Global leader in fast charging

With the adoption of electric vehicles going into high gear, the demand for fast and ultra-fast charging solutions has also grown exponentially. Fast charging is especially valuable in settings where an EV driver only stays for a short period (e.g. highway corridors) or a fast recharge is essential (e.g. taxi companies). For reference: with high power charging (350kW), an EV can potentially add 400 km to its range in less than 15 minutes—the time it takes to get a coffee.


Up to now, EVBox’s Bordeaux factory, which currently employs 120 people, produced and delivered more than 1500 fast charging stations a year globally (100,000 charging ports in total).


Our industry is growing rapidly, and especially as of 2020 we expect a massive increase in the demand for EV charging solutions. With our newly renovated facility in Bordeaux, we have more than tripled our production capacity of fast-charging stations up to 5000 units per year. We will continue to expand our product range, while also increasing investments in R&D to maintain a high output of new technologies and innovations. Kristof Vereenooghe, CEO of EVBox
  • jpg

 The renovated EVBox factory in Bordeaux

About EVBox

To build a sustainable future, EVBox empowers businesses and drivers to embrace electric mobility. EVBox’s charging solutions lay the foundations for a world where electric mobility is the new normal by giving EV drivers the ability to charge with confidence, allowing businesses to easily enter the market and scale their offering as demand grows, and evolving with the rapid pace of innovation. Founded in 2010, EVBox is now a market leader in electric vehicle charging infrastructure (EVSE) who has delivered over 550,000 charging ports to partners and customers globally. The solutions EVBox is offering include charging stations for residential, commercial, and fast-charging network usage, as well as charging management software. More information can be found on evbox.com.

Contact details

Related topics

Receive exclusive news

Are you a journalist or do you work for a publication?
Sign up and request access to exclusive news.

Request access

Receive EVBox news on your RSS reader.

Or subscribe through Atom URL manually