Originally published on CleanTechnica
Spanish EVSE manufacturer Wallbox announced at an exclusive launch party at the ABB FIA Formula E Championship in New York City last week that it is entering the US EV charging market.
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Wallbox has already established itself as a global force in EVSE manufacturing and digital solutions, with more than 20,000 chargers installed in 30 countries across Europe. Its array of EVSE solutions combined with the smart solutions it stack on top of them like facial recognition, smart sensors, secure access control, remote programming, and a dynamic cloud-based app have made it the preferred choice for many charging site hosts.
Wallbox is leveraging the cloud to keep owners connected with its cloud-based myWallbox charging management platform. The solution gives owners visibility of real time updates from their EVSE, updates on the latest improvements from Wallbox and the ability to remotely control and program their Wallbox.
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“Customer understanding and innovation are fundamental to our approach. We have to remember that when people buy a plug-in vehicle, they are taking control and owning their mobility energy for the ﬁrst time. This is a big and very liberating change,” says Wallbox US Country Director, Douglas Alfaro.
Wallbox has its sights set on the US market as one of the largest, fastest growing EV markets in the world, noting that the US EV market grew 81% last year. This is largely thanks to the success of the Tesla Model 3 in its home market, which has spurred interest in electric vehicles in millions of people around the world. The economics of electric vehicles are also starting to shift, with the total cost of ownership of the Standard Range Model 3 already having edged out BMW, Mercedes, Toyota and many more. Access to functional, high speed, convenient EV charging around town makes EVs that much more visible and easy to adopt for millions more drivers and Wallbox is eager to dive into the new market.
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