EVBox has entered into a strategic partnership with IBC Solar, a German photovoltaics and energy storage producer. EVBox will deliver IBC Solar with EV charging stations so that they can be integrated into the existing system of photovoltaics and energy storage.
As of the beginning of February, this new partnership between EVBox and IBC SOLAR aims to combine their strengths to showcase EV charging with renewable energy. The first such applications will be installed in Germany with other European countries to follow.
Kristof Vereenooghe, CEO of EVBox believes that together with IBC Solar, they “can advance eMobility in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland and help shape the future of transportation. By combining our EVBox charging stations with IBC Solar’s solutions, customers will from now on be able to combine photovoltaics, power storage and electric vehicle charging.”
EVBox’s charging stations log on to photovoltaics simply via a smartphone app. Customers can then configure their charging times to maximise the usage of the solar power available in the grid.
At a starting cost of 10 cents per kWh, an electric car powered with solar energy will only cost around two euros for a 100-kilometer drive, which is half the cost of using power from a mixed or non-renewable grid.
IBC Solar is the second step onto German territory for EVBox. The Dutch company just recently found its first distributor, Memodo, in Germany (we reported).