Amsterdam’s electric vehicle chargers receive rainbow makeover to help support LGBTQ youth

All proceeds taken from some of Amsterdam’s public chargers during Pride Week will be donated to the Dutch LGBTQ association, COC, to help support youth initiatives.

UPDATE: Amsterdam, September 21, 2020—To help create a better future, charging solution provider EVBox and energy company Vattenfall have donated all charging revenue generated from this year’s 100 rainbow stations to the Dutch LGBTQ association COC. This year’s Pride campaign has been unusual due to coronavirus and less charging activities during this period. As a token of both companies’ commitment to support Pride and the LGBTQ+ movement, a final cheque of €4427,00 was handed to COC-chair Astrid Oosenbrug yesterday after EVBox and Vattenfall matched the revenue generated and added this to the final figure. This amount will be used to finance a mobile app that allows LGBTQ+ youth to socialise with peers safely.

From left to right: Anne Wingelaar (Client specialist B2C/ Chairman Diversity & Inclusion network Nl at Vattenfall), Cristiana Moreira dos Santos(Junior Internal Communication Specialist at EVBox), Madalina Buzdugan (Strategy Business Partner at EVBox), Astrid Oosenbrug (Chairman of COC) and Nils Krake (Teamlead Operations E-mobility at Vattenfall)
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From left to right: Anne Wingelaar (Client specialist B2C/ Chairman Diversity & Inclusion network Nl at Vattenfall), Cristiana Moreira dos Santos(Junior Internal Communication Specialist at EVBox), Madalina Buzdugan (Strategy Business Partner at EVBox), Astrid Oosenbrug (Chairman of COC) and Nils Krake (Teamlead Operations E-mobility at Vattenfall)

Amsterdam, July 23, 2020—For many of Amsterdam’s EV driving residents, it has become somewhat of a tradition: seeing the public chargers that they use to charge their EVs colorfully dressed up during the Dutch Pride festivities. This morning, they woke up to see that many of the city center’s chargers had, yet again, received a rainbow makeover from a team of volunteers from charging station manufacturer EVBox, charging software provider Everon and utility company Vattenfall.

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Throughout the Dutch Pride Week (July 25–August 2), all revenue generated from more than 100 specially-covered stations across the city will be donated to the Dutch LGBTQ+ association, COC.

 

Pride is more important than ever

Although Amsterdam’s main Pride event is canceled, several virtual Pride events are still planned to take place in the coming weeks so that the LGBTQ community and its allies can celebrate virtually. Considering the challenging times that we live in today, celebrating diversity and establishing dialogues between different groups of people is more important than ever.

 

EVBox and Vattenfall are delighted to be able to raise money again for the COC’s important and inspiring youth initiatives. As is a yearly tradition now, the cheque with the final amount will be handed to COC-chair, Astrid Oosenbrug, next month.

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EVBox drives sustainable mobility by providing smart and scalable charging infrastructure and charging management software to electric vehicles around the world. Powered by ENGIE, EVBox has placed over 125,000 charging points across more than 70 countries. With residential, commercial, public, and fast-charging solutions, EVBox is helping to build a future where everyday transport is emission-free. For more information, visit evbox.com.

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