2016 saw huge momentum building in the world of e-mobility and this doesn't seem to be slowing down as we enter a new year. The transition to electric vehicles is happening a pace far quicker than I first imagined. For the sale of EVs to really start to boom, the charging infrastructure needs to be in place and this is very rapidly being addressed with utility E-ON the latest to join the party. With major car manufacturers also teaming up to increase the charging infrastructure and the European Commission insisting on charging stations being incorporated into new residential and non-residential buildings it seems the support is there for massive growth in this area.
E.ON has announced a new strategic focus on e-mobility, establishing a new business unit aiming to take a leading role in the European charging infrastructure market. The company already offers a range of wallbox solutions for businesses and homeowners and will now extend its efforts to securing locations for charging stations where it can install charging technology. It will also offer “customer tailor-made products”, including the option of charging with renewable energy or pricing plans including flat rates.