EVBox Group helps to form new eMobility alliance ChargeUp Europe
EVBox Group, Allego, and ChargePoint announced the establishment of ChargeUp Europe, with the goal of the alliance being to enable a "swift and efficient roll out of EV charging infrastructure in Europe." It will reportedly work on realizing EU policies that support investment in charging infrastructure, help to remove market barriers, facilitate the smooth uptake of EVs, and create a seamless experience for EV drivers.
According to the founding members, the alliance forms at a time when demand for EVs is rising sharply, and the EU has set its sights on achieving, through the Green Deal, carbon neutrality by 2050. It is predicted that 44 million electric vehicles will be on European roads by 2030. To ensure that infrastructure development keeps pace with the growing uptake of EVs and can help with the shift to electric transportation, the alliance will work toward establishing the right market conditions for incentivizing investment—while delivering a consumer-centric, open market model for charging infrastructure in Europe.
“Against the backdrop of a highly relevant policy agenda, we believe it is the right time for a dedicated voice to represent the charging infrastructure sector in Europe,” said Christopher Burghardt, Managing Director for Europe of ChargePoint. “We are committed to working with EU decision makers and stakeholders to identify the policies and investments needed to facilitate the greater number of electric vehicles expected to come onto the EU market. The move to electric is critical in reaching zero-net emissions and this alliance is dedicated to supporting EV infrastructure that positively impacts EV adoption.”
The alliance has scheduled its launch event for this summer in Brussels. Please note that given the current circumstances concerning COVID-19, this is subject to change.
For more information, visit www.chargeupeurope.eu.