holding back the electric revolution in the u.s.has been driver concern of feeling confined within the city with no long-distance trips for fear of running out of juice. that could change rather quickly.
amsterdam-based evbox – part of the french energy company engie – promises to solve long-distance worries. the company has just announced the lease of a north american headquarters and production facility, taking over the former motorola site at the innovation park campus in libertyville, outside chicago. the company which currently is in new york city, san francisco, and los angeles, considered 33 locations across the country, including detroit and charleston, s.c.
with an impressive business model in the netherlands, 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 115,000 charging points across more than 55 countries. with residential, commercial, public, and fast-charging solutions, evbox is helping to build a future where everyday transport is emission-free. and they plant trees.
the plan is to start operation this summer and prepare a production line for around 200 units of dc charging units per week in the initial phase. that would be up to 10,000 dc chargers annually. in anticipation, evbox has redesigned their charging station for use along highways and industrial areas to connect urban centers already flush with chargers.
the charging stations offer an elegant signature design and will simultaneously charges up to four vehicles. an intuitive display lets you charge and pay with any smart device. as technology changes to accommodate ever more advanced cars, the modular design of the station allows customizable installation and quick exchange of parts.
at ces 2020, evbox introduced two models below > left evbox troniq 100 / right evbox ultroniq
> fast charger evbox troniq 100 was developed with the end-user in mind, in order to provide 100 kw charging and to ensure high reliability. high performance components allow maximum power to be delivered at all times.
> ultra-fast charger ultroniq with the exponential increase of evs with higher charging capability and offers up to 350 kw. its modular configurations of different units assure compatibility for every use case across the world. the design will maintain optimal performance even in extreme weather conditions at any location, and the larger integrated touch screen makes it easy for the ev driver to interact with the station.
[ key features of evbox troniq 100 and evbox ultroniq ]
> full power continuously, distributed efficiently – 200 a full power with evbox troniq 100 and 500 a full power with evbox ultroniq
> load balancing to make the most efficient use of available power
> training and certification to partners for installations
> support with on-site commissioning to ensure a smooth start
> auto-retractable cables to increase their longevity
> larger touch screen for easy use
> stations are designed to be accessible to everyone – wheelchair adapted
evbox troniq 100 (up to 100 kw) to be available globally from q2 2020
evbox ultroniq (up to 350 kw) to be available globally from q3 2020
note: the above rollout dates were mentioned at ces2020 which seems improbable and we’ll let’s wait and see.
note: also wondering how tesla coast-to-coast charging system is doing
above > evbox known for its elegant designs creates a next level charger for the u.s. market – evbox iqon is designed by dutch design firm [ vanberlo ] // the charger won the prestigious 2019 [ IF world design guide award ] [ evbox details ] [ vimeo ]