Evaka, part of the Artilux NMF, is now accepting pre-orders for a smart EV charging station. The product integrates with their charging cable and mobile application to remotely manage, monitor, and schedule charging sessions for any vehicle with a Type 2 connection.

EU Regulations for a Cleaner Future

The EU has been at the forefront of global efforts to combat climate change and has set ambitious targets for the coming decades. Legislation passed in 2023 will ensure that all new vehicles are zero-emission by 2035.¹

It reflects a commitment to carbon neutrality and sustainable mobility, phasing out the sale of internal combustion engines in favor of electric vehicles and other zero-emission alternatives. This commitment includes incentives for EV purchases, stricter emission standards for automakers, and investment in charging infrastructure.

Challenges Facing the EV Market

The EU has also been working closely with member states and the automotive industry to address range anxiety, one of the leading causes of hesitation among prospective EV owners.

Despite the EU commitment, member states still have lots of work to do. Only Norway (79%) is close to a fully emission-free fleet, with most countries still well under 20% overall.²

While the charging infrastructure has improved, consumers are still hesitant. Improving the reliability of stations and introducing new methods will encourage EV adoption even in rural areas.

German eMobility Market 

In Germany, registration of EVs declined in the second half of 2023, as incentives and subsidies were rolled back. The Ministry of Economy explained that plug-in hybrids (PHEVs) did not need public funding as they are already marketable, despite their continued goal of 15 million EVs on the road by 2030.³

These at-odds decisions have created uncertainty in the market, but revealed opportunities for companies like Evaka that do not require funding programs to maintain competitive pricing. Evaka can compete with manufacturers from China while avoiding their increasing transportation costs, import taxes, and long lead times.

The recent elections have amplified the conversation about climate protection, making it even more apparent that zero-emission vehicles will be a major political topic in the coming years. With EV registration making up only 18% of Germany’s vehicles, there is a massive market to target for EU-based manufacturers.

How Evaka is Helping Electrify the Auto Market

With Artilux NMF’s resources and manufacturing capability behind them, Evaka has already partnered with large consumer brands to produce and sell EV charging solutions to European drivers and businesses.

Their unique position is based on four key pillars:

  • Sustainable manufacturing: Evaka is dedicated to making the manufacturing process as sustainable as possible. Artilux factories operate on 100% renewable electricity, limit greenhouse gas emissions, and lead initiatives like rooftop beekeeping to contribute to a resilient ecosystem.
  • EU operations: Designed in Sweden and manufactured in Lithuania with European components, Evaka reinvests in the EU economy and ensures top-notch product quality.
  • Plastic-free packaging: All Evaka products are shipped in plastic-free cardboard packaging to reduce the amount of non-biodegradable waste associated with improving the EV charging infrastructure.
  • Short delivery terms: By maintaining a local footprint, Evaka can streamline its supply chain and deliver high production capacity with relatively short delivery times compared to manufacturing facilities in the East or other parts of the world.

Evaka also believes in interoperability and ease of use, ensuring consumers have as few roadblocks as possible in their transition to EVs. The charging cable and station fit any EV with a Type 2 connection and come with a warranty of up to 36 months.

The products are easy to install and include three different charging methods:

  1. Open Mode: Any vehicle can use the Evaka charging cable to plug directly into the charging station.
  2. Third-Party Cloud: Operates via OCPP 1.6J, allowing the charging station to integrate with popular services like Monta or fast-growing startups like PowerMate.
  3. Authentication Mode: Only vehicles authorized through an RFID chip or the Evaka app can use the charging station.

By offering authentication options, individual users and businesses can monetize or ‘rent’ their stations in areas with limited public charging points. With a way to subsidize the original purchase cost, Evaka is helping to rapidly expand the charging infrastructure and ensure faster adoption of sustainable mobility.

Achieving Carbon Neutrality by 2050

If the EU is going to reach its goal of carbon neutrality by 2050, electric vehicles and renewable energy are imperative.  More than one-quarter of EU electricity was produced from wind and solar in 2023, and that share will only increase in the coming years.

Evaka and other EV manufacturers are responsible for educating consumers by dispelling myths, raising awareness, and promoting informed purchasing decisions. Only then will sustainable transportation and our long-term climate goals be truly possible?

About Evaka

Launched in 2022, Evaka’s mission is to make green energy attainable through high-performing EV solutions. They believe sustainability means intelligent, responsible choices throughout the value chain.

Please find out more about their EV products here.

About Artilux NMF 

Since 2002, Artilux NMF has been a leading European manufacturer with a wide range of OEM customers. It provides product design and development, material procurement, product testing, assembly and finishing, plastic injection molding, metal processing, and logistic support for major international brands.

Find out more about OEM solutions here.

Sources

[1] – https://www.europarl.europa.eu/news/en/press-room/20230210IPR74715/fit-for-55-zero-co2-emissions-for-new-cars-and-vans-in-2035

[2] – https://www.euronews.com/green/2023/05/08/norway-germany-uk-which-european-countries-have-the-biggest-share-of-electric-cars

[3] – https://mobilityportal.eu/german-emobility-state-intervention/