EVBox (part of the French energy company ENGIE) is coming to North America. The company just announced the lease of a North American headquarters and production facility at Innovation Park in Libertyville, outside Chicago, Illinois.
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, which sounds quite ambitious.
"EVBox signed the lease for its first North American headquarters and production facility, just outside Chicago, Illinois. The facility will take up approximately 60,000 sq. ft. of the Innovation Park campus in Libertyville, IL, located around 40 miles north of Chicago. At this new site, EVBox will be able to produce around 200 units of DC charging units per week in the initial phase—a level of production expected to create between 80 and 120 new jobs in the immediate region."
EVbox is not entirely new in North America, as the company already has offices in New York City, San Francisco, and Los Angeles.
The offer includes various AC and DC charging stations. The latest DC units are:
- EVBox Troniq 100 (up to 100 kW)
to be available globally from Q2 2020
- EVBox Ultroniq (up to 350 kW) shown at CES 2020 in Las Vegas
to be available globally from Q3 2020
"At CES 2020, Las Vegas, EVBox is introducing its fast charger EVBox Troniq 100 and the redesign of the HPC, ultra-fast charger Ultroniq. With the exponential increase of EVs with higher charging capability, 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.
The EVBox Ultroniq offers ultra-fast charging with a powerful output of up to 350 kW—its modular configurations of different units assure compatibility for every use case across the world. The robust 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.
Both charging stations ensure an outstanding customer experience as a result of improved cable management with retractable and enduring cables, colorful LED lights to guide the user, and wheelchair accessibility.
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 announces the lease of North American headquarters and production facility outside Chicago, IL
EVBox, the leading global manufacturer of electric vehicle charging stations and charging management software, has announced its plans for a North American headquarters and production facility, which will be located at Innovation Park in Libertyville, Illinois.
Libertyville, February 18, 2020—EVBox signed the lease for its first North American headquarters and production facility, just outside Chicago, Illinois. The facility will take up approximately 60,000 sq. ft. of the Innovation Park campus in Libertyville, IL, located around 40 miles north of Chicago. At this new site, EVBox will be able to produce around 200 units of DC charging units per week in the initial phase—a level of production expected to create between 80 and 120 new jobs in the immediate region.
The company has already offices in New York City, San Francisco, and Los Angeles, and thanks to its centralized location, the headquarters in Libertyville will enhance EVBox’s North American presence. This new location means that EVBox will be in closer proximity to its American customers—allowing both communication and production to be quicker, smoother, and more environmentally friendly.
With over 6.5 million new EVs expected to be on American roads by 2025, EVBox intends to further strengthen its position as the global EVSE industry leader with this move. The new factory and headquarters demonstrate EVBox’s commitment to eMobility and helping achieve a zero-emission future.
“EVBox has successfully built electric charging infrastructure in Europe and is devoted to establishing sustainable transportation as a practice that moves the entire planet toward a zero-emission future. With over 10 years of expertise, we are confident that we can contribute significantly to the eMobility market in North America. Having a factory in Illinois means that we will be closer to our American customers and will help strengthen local production and employment.”
Chris Epstein, President of BECO Midwest, welcomes EVBox to Innovation Park, a campus populated by global companies transforming commerce throughout the world:
“EVBox is exactly the kind of organization we admire most. They made their breakthrough when the electric vehicle market was in its commercial infancy a decade ago. They’ve demonstrated an ability to realize an ambitious vision—we look forward to supporting EVBox at Innovation Park; they’ll fit in beautifully here.”
Also Terry L. Weppler, Mayor, Village of Libertyville, IL welcomes EVBox:
“EVBox is an innovative firm that requires skilled labor, a creative environment, and access to a large transportation network. Their new home at Innovation Park will provide the perfect environment for them to grow alongside other cutting-edge firms—we couldn’t be more happy to welcome EVBox to our community.”
Operations will start this summer.
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 100,000 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. For more information, visit evbox.com.