New York, 24 April 2017 – Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) announced its selection of the 2017 New Energy Pioneers – game-changing innovators that are revolutionizing the energy sector. EV-Box is part of this exclusive, diverse group, which is active in many different parts of the energy system, responding to market gaps and new opportunities in areas such as data, storage, digitalization, heating, advanced transport and energy access.
EV-Box as as well as the other 10 winners will be recognized on stage during the tenth annual Bloomberg New Energy Finance The Future of Energy Summit, in New York City. By recognizing game-changing innovators, BNEF aims to illustrate and accelerate the transition that is underway in today’s energy system, towards new business models, technologies, market structures and commercial opportunities.
An independent panel of industry experts, assisted by BNEF’s analysts and technology experts, selected the 10 winners from over 170 applicants from around the world. Each candidate was assessed against three criteria: potential scale, innovation and momentum. Each New Energy Pioneer has demonstrated a combination of innovative technologies and business models, substantive progress in its activities, and the potential for global scale.
Michael Wilshire, selection committee chair and head of strategy at Bloomberg New Energy Finance, said: “This year, we were delighted to receive a record number of strong candidates for the New Energy Pioneers program, drawn from 43 different countries. We were struck by the new types of innovation we are now seeing in the industry. A number of our winners apply clean energy technologies to address new market frontiers in sectors such as agriculture, healthcare, remote lighting and energy access. Others have focused on making today’s energy industry more efficient through technology or process innovation in areas such as wind, heating installations and access to clean energy finance. We have also seen continued product innovation in fast growing market sectors such as advanced transport and in emerging markets. We are very encouraged by the breadth of innovation and creativity shown by these Pioneers and by the impact that they could have on the energy system of the future. We are, as always, very grateful to our group of external judges on the selection committee who had the challenge of narrowing the field of entries to a final set of 10 winners.”
Kristof Vereenooghe, CEO at EV-Box, said: "We're very proud to receive this recognition, which showcases the scalable, future-proof and global mindset EV-Box has. We focus on increasing the pace of innovation at our company, while maintaining the standards, quality and value we've already showcased by having the largest and most extensive installed-base of smart and connected charging systems worldwide".
For more information on the New Energy Pioneers program and winners, visit: https://www.bloomberg.com/company/new-energy-pioneers/
For more information on the Bloomberg New Energy Finance Summit, visit: http://about.bnef.com/summit/
EV-Box is the global market leader in Electric Vehicle (EV) charging infrastructures and related cloud-based services, with an installed base of over 48,000 charging points worldwide that serve individuals, businesses, facilities and major public charging networks.
EV-Box charging solutions are universal and can be operated by any electric vehicle. With a progressive mindset, high quality hardware, and cloud-based software applications, EV-Box continues to offer the safest and the most user-friendly charging experience to EV drivers across the world.
EV-Box has an extensive installed base of charging points, reaching 26 countries and 980 cities around the world. EV-Box has offices in Amsterdam, Antwerp, Paris, Manchester, New York, Copenhagen and Oslo. Visit www.ev-box.com for more information.
About Bloomberg New Energy Finance
Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) is an industry research firm focused on helping energy professionals generate opportunities. With a team of experts spread across six continents, BNEF provides independent analysis and insight, enabling decision-makers to navigate change in an evolving energy economy.
Leveraging the most sophisticated new energy data sets in the world, BNEF synthesizes proprietary data into astute narratives that frame the financial, economic and policy implications of emerging energy technologies.
Bloomberg New Energy Finance is powered by Bloomberg’s global network of 19,000 employees in 192 locations, reporting 5,000 news stories a day. Visit https://about.bnef.com/ or request more information.
Bloomberg, the global business and financial information and news leader, gives influential decision makers a critical edge by connecting them to a dynamic network of information, people and ideas. The company’s strength – delivering data, news and analytics through innovative technology, quickly and accurately – is at the core of the Bloomberg Professional service. Bloomberg’s enterprise solutions build on the company’s core strength: leveraging technology to allow customers to access, integrate, distribute and manage data and information across organizations more efficiently and effectively. For more information, visit www.bloomberg.com or request a demo.
Marketing & Growth Manager
+31 (0)8877 55 444
Bloomberg New Energy Finance
+1 646 324 1596