Amsterdam, The Netherlands, June 7 2017 - Climate change is one of the most pressing challenges facing our world today. Since 1998, we’ve seen a continuous trend of the earth getting warmer each year. This temperature rise affects food harvests, animal habitats, and our safety as we have seen horrific weather events unfold. The consequences of not acting upon climate change are more evident than ever before. This is the reason 195 countries committed to sign the Climate Agreement in Paris, December 2015. Never before, did so many leaders agree upon taking action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The goal is to reach the emissions level of the 1990s, and to limit the global temperature rise well below 2 degrees Celsius.
Two years after this historic moment, President Trump has announced his intention to withdraw the United States from the Paris Agreement. “The Trump Administration has taken a regrettable stance towards climate change. We believe, and we’re committed to showing the industry, that transportation really can become 100% sustainable within the next twenty to thirty years,” says Kristof Vereenooghe, CEO at EV-Box.
EV-Box was born from the need of evolving our daily transport patterns. With the advancement of technology, and the increase of customer awareness, it has already seen rapid growth over the past five years. EV-Box is only one of the many businesses today that find themselves on the forefront of this revolution, and feeding of the momentum of clean energy and the demand for a more sustainable, healthier future.
While the U.S. decision is disheartening, the transition from combustion to electric vehicles can no longer be reversed. Electric-car volumes have more than tripled and battery costs have come down by 50% in the past three years. Continuing 2016’s growth rate of 42%, this would mean that 8 out of 10 cars sold will be electric by 2030. Inconceivable today, not impossible for the future. This is the reason EV-Box is currently increasing its team, resources, and product availability in both U.S. and Europe, to accelerate the process of getting charging infrastructure for electric vehicles in place.
EV-Box urges individuals, businesses, state and local governments in the U.S. to trust scientists’ visions on climate change, and make concrete steps in adopting zero-emission methods of transportation. EV-Box sees this advocacy not only as its responsibility, but as a vital component to its success and future business too:
“We support all global efforts that address climate change. This is why we commit ourselves to building charging infrastructure to begin with. We have helped cities and countries develop a sustainable and scalable EV charging platform for everyone, and we’d like to continue doing so for the U.S. With the continued growth and expansion of PHEV/EV vehicle models here in the U.S., it’s only a matter of time. We hope that those who want to stop sustainability efforts give it their best shot. Because in the end, it’s the power of the sun that will conquer all,” says Kristof Vereenooghe, CEO at EV-Box.
EV-Box is the global leading manufacturer of electric vehicle charging stations and charging management software. With an installed base of over 48,000 charging points across more than 26 countries and 960 cities today, EV-Box offers durable and energy efficient charging solutions for electric drivers, businesses, commercial facilities and cities across the world. EV-Box has offices in Amsterdam, Antwerp, Paris, Manchester, New York, Copenhagen and Oslo. Visit ev-box.com or ev-box.us for more information.
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