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Published on July 25th, 2016 | by James Ayre


EV-Box Installs 40,000th EV Charging Point, Most In World

July 25th, 2016 by  

The electric vehicle charging solutions firm EV-Box recently installed its 40,000th charging point — at the the Hotel & Restaurant Central Park, by Ron Blaauw in Voorburg, in the Netherlands — according to an email sent to CleanTechnica and EV Obsession.

As noted in the email, according to the company’s count, the firm now possesses the largest base of electric vehicle (EV) charging points in the world — following several years of rapid growth. The firm was founded just in 2010.

The man behind Hotel & Restaurant Central Park, Ron Blaauw, commented on the recent EV charging station installation: “To accommodate a hotel and a restaurant, it’s incredibly important to use our energy sources efficiently. We turn off the stove after lunch, and only turn it on once dinner rush starts. Waste processing and recycling are part of our day-to-days too. Simple steps like these are not just cost-effective, but they allow us to run our businesses as sustainable as possible. This is why lending electric cars to our hotel guests and providing charging points to our visitors have been a logical step for us to take.”

The owner of the establishment, Carsten Klint, commented as well: “In this day and age, all hotels and restaurants should offer charging stations for electric vehicles. They are the future, and it’s an excellent service we can offer to our guests. I think we can expect the number of charging points to duplicate in the next few years. For us, EV-Box was a choice easily made. We got in touch with them through their partner BMW, whom we are proud ambassadors of.”

The CEO of EV-Box, Kristof Vereenooghe, chimed in as well: “Electric drivers have the right to demand charging facilities at their favorite destinations. Central Park is a great example of a sustainable business that knows how to attract new customers and how to create a more refined experience and better convenience through charging solutions for electric drivers.”

It’s worth restating here that EV-Box actually only just opened its new Amsterdam offices last year. The company also maintains offices in Paris, London, Antwerp, and New York City.


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James Ayre's background is predominantly in geopolitics and history, but he has an obsessive interest in pretty much everything. After an early life spent in the Imperial Free City of Dortmund, James followed the river Ruhr to Cofbuokheim, where he attended the University of Astnide. And where he also briefly considered entering the coal mining business. He currently writes for a living, on a broad variety of subjects, ranging from science, to politics, to military history, to renewable energy.

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