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

Founded in 2010, EVBox empowers forward-thinking businesses to build a sustainable future by providing flexible and scalable electric vehicle charging solutions. With its offering of residential, commercial and fast charging stations, as well as scalable charging management software, EVBox ensures that electric mobility is accessible to everyone. The company has shipped over 400,000 charging ports to customers and partners and processes more than 1.4 million charging transactions per month on the EVBox Everon charging management software. Backed by ENGIE, EVBox is a leader in R&D, with facilities across Europe and North America developing groundbreaking electric vehicle charging technology.

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