EVBox’s public EV charging stations receive colorful makeover to showcase the diversity within the Dutch LGBTQ+ community

EVBox is supporting Dutch Pride week, July 31 - August 8, by temporarily restyling public charging stations, not only in Amsterdam but also in other Dutch cities. All the proceeds collected from those chargers during Pride week will be donated to Dutch LGBTQ+ association, COC.

Update: AMSTERDAM, October 11, 2021 — Charging solution provider EVBox and energy provider Vattenfall TAKE PRIDE in creating a better future for everyone. Together, we were able to raise a significant amount of money for the world’s oldest operating LGBTQ+ organization, COC Netherlands. As part of this year’s Pride celebrations, €4,853.17 in accumulated revenue was raised from 170 charging stations across the Netherlands. The final cheque was handed over to Paul Steinbusch RC (Director of Finance at COC) and Freek Janssens (Advocacy and Acquisition Officer at COC Nederland) last Friday.

Handover Pride Cheque to Paul Steinbusch RC (Director of Finance at COC) and Freek Janssens (Advocacy and Acquisition Officer at COC Nederland)
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Handover Pride Cheque to Paul Steinbusch RC (Director of Finance at COC) and Freek Janssens (Advocacy and Acquisition Officer at COC Nederland)

AMSTERDAM, August 3, 2021 — For the fourth year in a row, EVBox and Vattenfall are supporting the COC by covering public EV chargers with colorful PRIDE stickers in Amsterdam. This year, the partnership is taking this initiative a step further by transforming charging stations in other Dutch cities as well, namely Breda, Limburg, Maastricht, and Den Bosch.

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EVBox and Vattenfall will show support to the diversity of the LGBTQ+ community by redesigning public charging stations with the 13 different flags representing each minority within it. 

During the Dutch Pride Week (July 31 – August 8), all revenue generated from 170 stickered stations across Amsterdam, Breda, Den Bosch, Maastricht and Limburg will be donated to the Dutch LGBTQ+ association, COC

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Take Pride in us

This year’s theme for the 25th anniversary of Amsterdam Pride is “TAKE PRIDE in us”. 

EVBox and Vattenfall are delighted to be able to raise money once again for the COC association. The theme “TAKE PRIDE in us” aims to raise awareness that it’s still necessary to work towards an inclusive Dutch society. This year, the various designs of the stickers, namely represent the different groups within the LGBTQ+ community: transgender flag, intersex flag, genderqueer flag, non-binary flag, agender flag, bisexual flag, pansexual flag, genderfluid flag, lesbian flag, aromantic flag, asexual flag, traditional pride flag, and progressive pride flag. 

Due to the current uncertainty due to the pandemic, the big festive celebration for Amsterdam Pride’s 25th anniversary is postponed until 2022. However, many small activities will take place and the Pride Walk will return on Saturday, August 7th at the RAI, Amsterdam. 

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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.

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