New York, July 19th, 2018 – EVBox, the leading global manufacturer of electric vehicle charging stations and charging management software, announces today it has earned ENERGY STAR® certification for their BusinessLine level-2 electric vehicle (EV) charging station.
About the ENERGY STAR® Certification
ENERGY STAR® is recognized the world over as a trusted source for determining energy efficiency. All ENERGY STAR® certified products are rigorously tested by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to ensure that they are designed to reduce unnecessary energy waste. Specifically for EV charging stations, it means the station is reducing energy waste during at least 85% of its lifetime.
ENERGY STAR® certified EV charging stations are also required to undergo extensive safety testing, as well as adhere to the industry’s open standards protocol (OCPP), which ensures that participating charging stations can operate on any participating network software.
Ann Bailey, Branch Chief, EPA ENERGY STAR Products Program — “We congratulate EVBox for earning ENERGY STAR certification. ENERGY STAR EV chargers protect the environment while offering consumers other benefits: they are safety certified, save energy, and utilize open standards for connectivity."
EVBox North America continues to grow
EVBox’s BusinessLine, which was first introduced into the North American market in 2015, has been specifically designed to reduce waste during both all operating stages (such as idle, charging, and plugged in but not charging). Besides passing the EPA’s testing and becoming ENERGY START® Certified, it is also UL certified and OCPP compliant. EVBox has installed 1,500 charging stations throughout North America over the last three years, and recently won a large tender with Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) to install 2,560 new charging ports across California.
Sibu Janardhanan, SVP North America, EVBox — “We’re very excited to be ENERGY STAR® certified in North America. EVBox has worked hard on creating a superior, energy efficient EV charging station. Now our customers can take solace in knowing that, by choosing EVBox, they’re selecting equipment that has low energy waste and a positive environmental impact.”
EVBox is the leading global manufacturer of electric vehicle charging stations and charging management software. With an installed base of over 60,000 charging points, across 45 countries worldwide, EVBox drives sustainable mobility by bringing durable electric vehicle charging solutions to the world. EVBox has offices in Amsterdam, Antwerp, Copenhagen, Oslo, Milton Keynes, Madrid, Munich, Paris, Bordeaux, New York, and San Francisco.
Since March 2017, EVBox is a part of ENGIE. In 2018, EVBox acquired ultra-fast charging station manufacturer EVTronic, adding 700 previously installed fast charging stations to its European network.