The charging infrastructure lobby organisation ChargeUp Europe wants to change from an informal alliance to an industry association next year. To this end, the organisation has appointed Christopher Burghardt, ChargePoint’s Managing Director Europe, as President for the first full year of operation.
In the spring, Allego, ChargePoint and EVBox formed the ChargeUp Europe alliance to accelerate the development of charging infrastructure in Europe. In the meantime, the group has grown to eleven members, the two latest additions being Compleo and Last Mile Solutions and the EVRoaming Foundation as the first so-called “knowledge partner”.
Burghardt’s appointment has already been made with a view to transforming ChargeUp Europe into a formal industry association. “We are a young Association but ChargeUp Europe has already come a long way in 8 months,” says the new president. “We will continue building our Association and our sector, working with all stakeholders to place EVs and EV charging infrastructure at the heart of clean transport in the EU.”