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How the EU is accelerating eMobility across Europe

The European Union has been co-founding various infrastructure initiatives to accelerate the adoption of electric mobility across the continent. We discuss these initiatives here in brief, as well as what environmentally-concerned European citizens can do to help.

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EVBox's journey to sustainability part 1: A tree for every charger

This is EVBox's Journey to Sustainability program, where we talk about initiatives that will either reduce our carbon footprint or increase our social impact.

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eMobility

6 reasons why 2019 is America's biggest year for electric vehicles

The electric vehicle (EV) market in North America is starting to hit a fever pitch, with estimates of 11,000,000 EVs on the road by 2025. Considering there were less than 500K EVs on the roads in the US in 2016, and the fact that the adoption rate is increasing exponentially year after year, it’s clear that EVs are here for the long haul.

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5 new technologies poised to change the world

Check out five of the new technologies unveiled at CES that we think will make a huge impact on the world and the way we live. More than just a faster processor or a higher resolution monitor, this tech could have a real lasting impact.

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eMobility

CES 2019: trends that will influence the future of mobility

Many of the technologies showcased at CES 2019 were on the future experience of users inside vehicles, autonomous driving, safety, and the evolution of new means of transport and electric mobility. Here are trends in mobility that will impact the lives of consumers and businesses around the world.

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eMobility

Electrify America’s new $200 million investment approved for California

Electrify America received approval for its $200 million California Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) plan. The investment will run from mid-2019 until the end of 2021 and will make up 25% of the overall $800 million 10-year ZEV investment for California. Learn more here.

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How Europe is creating the future of eMobility: Insights from the AVERE eMobility Conference

AVERE, the European Association for eMobility, hosted its annual eMobility Conference, which drew mobility, energy, and sustainability experts from across the globe to listen to speakers and network with industry professionals on how to collectively drive the future of electric mobility forward.

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The EV revolution is here. Here are the hottest electric cars of 2019!

It's time to start gearing up for the new electric cars that will hit the roads in 2019. Even if you aren’t considering purchasing a new electric car next year, you can’t avoid being excited about the 15+ new EV models coming in 2019. Check them out here!

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Our women in tech

For Women in Tech Week, we caught up with a few of our female EVBoxers who are paving their own careers in cleantech—one of the most fast-paced industries in the world.

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Moving mobility forward: Conclusions from the Global Climate Action Summit

Businesses must include sustainability as a pillar of their strategy, and there are more role models than one thinks. Here are our CEO Kristof's findings from the 2018 Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco.

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What it means to work at one of the most sustainable offices in the world

EVBox moved in to one of the most sustainable buildings in the world—EDGE Olympic. Little did we know; our move became one of the greatest love stories of modern time. When EVBox met EDGE...

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We need clear skies to see the rainbow

It's Pride Week in Amsterdam! Here's your look into our city's unique role in diversity and zero-emissions, and why clear skies are specifically needed in a country where the rainbow reigns.

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How Formula E is helping change the perception of driving electric

The FIA Formula E (E for Electric of course!) championship has plugged into the zeitgeist of these days of environmental consciousness and, more importantly, stirred multiple players into action!

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A sustainable business is a circular business

From that H&M T-shirt to a Philips light bulb—companies are transforming their operations model to a circular one. Here's how circular economy works, and why it's so important.

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A letter to the future citizens of this world

Dear Future Citizen, every prior generation has given you the comforts you’re enjoying today, but they also screwed up a little by leaving traces that are damaging for our climate, health, and safety. Here's how we're going to fix this together.

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How to lose emissions in 10 days

It doesn’t have to take much at all to reduce your carbon footprint. Heck, you might even be doing it already. You may not be able to lose a guy in 10 days, but you sure can lose lots of emissions within this short amount of time. Here’s what you can do.

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My time in Spitsbergen, North Pole

I went to the North Pole to learn more in depth about the climate, and through my experiences I learned quite a lot. It made me more conscious, more quiet, and more motivated. One thing is clear — if we are going to preserve locations like Spitsbergen for the future, we need to make some changes.

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Cleantech

Finding a way out – Southampton Geothermal Heating Company

How does a city deal with its increasing air pollution problem? Read this blog post about the city Southampton and their innovative energy solution. In partnership with ENGIE they found a way to save 10, 000 tonnes of CO2 each year by pioneering the Southampton District Energy Scheme (SDES).

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CleanTechnica Reports: A glimpse into future mobility

The future. The woman looks back at her home and smiles as she takes in the early morning sun, remembering that the sun brings her all the power she needs for her home and her vehicle, thanks to the solar cells built into the tiles of the roof.

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Earth Day: The start of my climate expedition to the North Pole

In the last year, the world has reached a global climate agreement, renewable energy like solar and wind is now cheaper than fossil fuel-based electricity in many parts of the world.

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5 EV forecasts from the energy industry

What happens when you put hundreds of EV advocates in one place? The world’s biggest eMobility brainstorm. Over 500 participants tackled 4 pressing topics from the industry at rEVolution this year.

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5 things you may not know about electric cars

Two years ago, we wrote about the five biggest reasons why you need to swap your petrol or diesel car for an electric one. We still stand by them, but the industry has come a long way since then.

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eMobility

Think twice before you get that petrol car

The growth of the electric car industry today is much like how WiFi emerged a few decades ago. In the beginning, only a handful of leaders had the courage to offer the technology. But soon, other telecom companies had to keep up and provide WiFi too.

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5 biggest differences of EV driving in the US

Sure, the electric vehicle has become one of the biggest disrupters to the transportation industry, but while this massive change is on the horizon, there is still a lot that needs to change in order to accommodate for it.

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5 game-changing eMobility technologies unveiled at CES 2018

For those who don’t know, CES is the largest consumer electronics expo in the world, and every year, all the coolest and most cutting-edge products are out on display. And this year was no exception.

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Gear up for the electric cars coming in 2018

New year, new beginnings — for lots of brand new electric cars, that is. In 2018, the number of electric vehicles on the roads is expected to increase from three to five million.

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eMobility

Solving the biggest questions about future mobility

That’s how we broke the ice during EVS30 and eMove360 in Germany last month. The consensus was clear: people want a self-driving car with an actual person, who will be able to walk up the stairs, and bring the pizza right to their doorsteps.

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Trump to kill US Federal EV Rebate by 2018 — what you can still do

With everything going on in America today, it can be hard to keep track of all the changes to public policy that’ll affect you personally. One change that may have flown under your radar — the federal rebate for electric vehicles (EV) is going away in 2018.

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eMobility

5 EV facts to eliminate your range anxiety

A lot of potential electric vehicle drivers are paralyzed by the fear of their car’s battery dying mid-trip, leaving them stranded in the middle of nowhere. The truth is, however, that scenario simply isn’t going to happen.

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21 biggest US tax incentives for electric cars

There are hundreds of great reasons to make the switch to EV. The cars are more fuel-efficient. They are cheaper to maintain. They are insanely fun to drive (seriously, when that instant torque kicks in, it’s like you’re going warp speed).

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The tipping point of electric mobility is here

The truth is, “electric cars” has always been a heavily Googled search term, whether it be those electric toy cars for the kids, or the grownup version. The search term hit its peak in 2008, right when Tesla launched its first electric car – the Tesla Roadster.

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21 fully electric cars to launch by 2021

The Tesla Model 3 is here at last. A lucky few took it for a spin, and it did not disappoint. Volvo also made headlines a few weeks ago, when they announced to exclusively make cars with only electric motors starting 2019.

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3 electric car incentives you need to know in Europe

You've only got a few months left to take advantage of the biggest incentives you can claim for your (first) electric car! We've listed the three biggest incentives per country here.

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Why now’s the best time to apply for a cleantech job

Ever since garages became a thing in Silicon Valley, an endless array of businesses have sprung up promising “to make the world a better place”. Now that President Trump has announced to withdraw the US from the Paris Climate Agreement, it appears that we need businesses like these more than ever.

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These are the 6 biggest things to happen to mobility before 2030

Predicting the future is a risky practice. The tumultuous turn of events and the fast-paced evolution of technology can make it quite tough for anyone to predict how an industry or human behaviour will change over time.

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eMobility

Here's how far your electric car can go

Hear this out. We've found some tangible proof that today's most popular electric cars will take you a very long way, even on a single charge! This ingenious range map inspired us to make our own.

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eMobility

Why electric mobility matters more than ever

Electric drivers, unite! We’ve just released a first-of-its-kind manifesto dedicated to the future of electric mobility. We gathered long-term visions from industry leaders, and the daily experiences of 850 electric drivers from Europe and North America...and we came to some compelling conclusions.

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What drives the rEVolution?

I've been covering the electric vehicle industry obsessively for several years now. I’ve published thousands of articles on this tech. Yet, a few old articles from years ago still stand out to me and repeatedly come to mind.

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Timmerhuis, a sustainable meeting point

Timmerhuis’ charging stations are configured with EV-Box’ Smart Charging technology. Smart Charging defines a set of technical configurations that enable EV-Box charging stations to act on user behavior and the availability of power per location.

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7 electric vehicles to look out for in 2017

New year, new EVs! Last year, we saw a 30% increase of electric vehicle sales compared to 2015. Mercedes said it, Nissan said it. Now is the right time to drive electric.

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1% EV market share, are we halfway there?

Just before year’s end, the U.S. electric vehicle industry reached a new milestone: 1.1% of all new vehicles sold were electric in November 2016. We're closer to reaching the mass adoption of electric cars than you may think...

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COP22: The promise to move forward

193 Parties agreed to the Paris Agreement at COP21 last year. This agreement strengthened the global response to the threat of climate change, promising to keep the global temperature rise well below 2 degrees Celsius.

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Amsterdam: full electric, zero emission

Insta-famous canals, dazzling dance scenes, and centuries worth of cultural heritage. Amsterdam is a city dear to many wanderers of the world. And we've had the honor to call it our home for the past two years.

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eMobility

Range isn't the problem, we are.

In average, people drive less than 40 miles a day, so why does still 50% of the people want a range of more than 190 miles before they'll buy an EV?

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Being Nature's Pride

Over the past few months, Nature’s Pride has become the proud owner of 32 charging points at its office parking facility. We couldn’t be happier to see yet another business taking the greener route

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Power to Rotterdam

Earlier this year, along with 16 other municipalities, Rotterdam put together a comprehensive tender for adding more charging stations to the streets: an extension of up to 4000 new charging points for electric cars in its entire concession area, of which 1800 in the City of Rotterdam.

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The new electric vehicles of fall/winter 2016

The first half of 2016 saw 50% higher sales of full-electric and plug-in hybrid cars, than the same period in 2015. There's no stopping to this electric rEVolution! New models are entering the market in the next couple of months, and we can't wait to tell you all about.

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The DOE: How it makes you fall in love with EV

The US election season is taking off. And we've probably witnessed President Obama’s final big push to promote electric vehicles. Back in 2008, Obama aimed for 1 million vehicles on the road by 2015, as well as a revolution of the local car manufacturing economy.

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Quiz: Find your perfect car

Let's face it - electric cars are the new cool. And we're not just talking about Tesla. Pretty much all car manufacturers have now given birth to their electric firstborn.

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eMobility

Hurray for 40K

Today, is a special day. We've reached +40,000 charging points together with Top Chef Ron Blaauw, who has installed our 40,000th charging point at one of his establishments, Central Park, by Ron Blaauw in The Netherlands. Eat, sleep and charge.

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6 goals to transform the future of mobility

Sometimes, even the government steps in. This is where sustainability becomes cheap and mandatory. More and more local governments now offer incentives for those who own electric cars and solar panels, making environment-friendly lifestyles more affordable for average households.

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Tesla Model 3: Pushing EVs into the mainstream

The wait is over. (The wait in front of Tesla stores is far from over though). After months of anticipation and anxious speculations, we've finally come to the official revealing of Tesla Model 3 last night. Will Model 3 surpass its predecessors in sales and adoption?

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Eat 'n Charge: EV charging for restaurants

Electric cars have started to conquer the streets. Same goes for charging stations. In addition to residents and workplaces, EV drivers can now charge everywhere they go; shopping centers, theaters, car parks, and even at hotels and restaurants.

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eMobility

The history of electric cars

Nothing new under the horizon, electric cars have been around for more than 100 years. They've soared around the turn of the 20th Century, faced extinction from the pre- to post-war era, saw new light since the 70s, and made their entrance to the mainstream in the 21st Century.

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Cleantech

Careers with a purpose

The latest survey from YouthSpeak, which gathered over 42.000 responses from young professionals coming from over 100 countries, has indicated a shift in the main motives that move Millennials through life.

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eMobility

Power to the people: EV charging from the grid

Distributech is the largest energy transmission and distribution conference in the US. Its massive conference floors showcase booths that can easily span 1.000 square feet. As I witnessed at this year's conference, things are changing fast in the power distribution arena.

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eMobility

5 reasons to drive electric

From one-man keynotes to global mass adoption, electric cars have come a long way and have finally claimed the spotlights within an automotive industry that was about to get very dusty.

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eMobility

7 FAQs about EV charging

To get around with your electric car, you'll need to have access to charging stations. Truth is: the charging process of electric cars isn't some futuristic, disruptive technology - you simply plug in the cable, swipe your card, and your car's in charge.

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Power to Amsterdam: An EV role model city

The city of Amsterdam has awarded EV-Box with a contract to expand and operate its EV charging stations in collaboration with Nuon-Heijmans. A winning combination, which will help the municipality to rapidly increase the number of charging stations and reach its goal of 4.000 charging points by 2018

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CES and the EV industry

Year in, year out, tech and consumer companies gather early January in Las Vegas to showcase their latest tech gadgets and innovations at the Consumer Electric Show.

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COP21: part 2 | highlights & impact on world of EVs

The agreement in Paris concluded what was not achieved in Copenhagen in 2009. Representatives from 195 nations agreed to hold themselves responsible reducing CO2 emissions to “well below” 2 degrees Celsius above pre-Industrial revolution levels, and to strive for 1.5 degrees if attainable.

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The most anticipated EVs of 2016

The new year is here, & it’s time to do a check on what new EVs should be arriving to different markets in the coming year. In no particular order, we’ve created a list of the most most anxiously anticipated new electric cars, SUVs, electric scooters, and crossovers that will be available in 2016.

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COP21: part 1 | context & role of the US

More than 30,000 people have gathered in Paris for the COP21 climate negotiations. 140+ world-leaders, NGO’s, national governments and business leaders will try to form an agreement to alter/slow down climate change.

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Sleep 'n charge: EV charging for hotels

hrough operating charging stations at lodging facilities, not only will you attract EV driving customers and travel transport companies, but your guests will get to benefit from the most essential time of their stay - a good night's sleep.

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The future of sustainable transport

The future of sustainable transport explained throughout one simple day.

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Tesla Model X: (r)EVolution?

Tesla launched its long-awaited Model X SUV last week in the San Francisco Bay Area. Tesla's SUV is one of the most eagerly anticipated vehicles in recent memory. The company said it already had more than 25,000 orders, with a backlog of 8 to 12 months.

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