EVBox unveils new EV charging solution during CES 2018

EVBox, manufacturer of electric vehicle charging stations and charging management software, expands its US activities with the unveiling of its next generation (Level 2) electric vehicle charging station at CES 2018 in Las Vegas.

In order to design a new revolutionary charging station, EVBox embarked on an extensive research trip to the heart of the US electric vehicle market – California. Multiple stakeholders (including EV drivers, parking valets, facility managers, and installers) were brought on to help design and create the ideal US electric vehicle charging station.

Meeting electric drivers needs
Electric vehicle charging habits, requirements, and expectations vary strongly between the US and Europe. Some of the most interesting findings are:

– Design needs to be robust and durable, allowing it to blend in to its environment. However, size is not as big of a concern as it is in Europe. In fact, larger stations are appreciated because visibility is key in the US (for commercial purposes).

– Electric Vehicle charging is seen as a business opportunity in the US. Most of the charging stations are placed by private companies (for example at public parking garages or shopping malls).

– Cost is the main reason in the US to drive electric, along with being an early (tech) adopter and having a better driving experience. This is contrary to Europe where the environment (together with cost) is the primary reason.