Wallbox expands EV charging to UK
4 September 2018 wallbox.com
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Spanish electric vehicle charging manufacturer Wallbox, expands to the UK in
order to supply its technology to the rapidly developing market as well as
simplify charging processes.
Headquartered in Spain, Wallbox operates in 30 markets across Europe and
overseas, including New Zealand and China, and has carried out just under
20,000 installations to date.
The business is now looking to expand to the UK, which it views as an
important growth opportunity. UK ULEV new car registrations rose 11 percent
in the first quarter of 2018 and is presently ramping up operations,
including exploring plans to locate a new research and development centre in
The company, which will launch its UK business at the Cenex-LCV2018 low
carbon vehicle event this month, was together founded by CEO and ex-Tesla
engineer Enric Asuncion and Eduard Castañeda and more than half of the
80-strong workforce is involved in software and hardware development, with
many having an IT background.
Wallbox will primarily sell three smart electric vehicle charging units in
the UK: the compact Pulsar solution [
]; the Commander, with touch screen functionality [
]; and Copper, with facial recognition access control [
All products are rated up to 22 kW, suitable for domestic and commercial
installation and connect to the myWallbox energy management platform, which
allows scheduling to take advantage of time and use tariffs and energy
balancing between vehicle and the home. Wallbox chargers have connectivity
through WiFi, Ethernet or Bluetooth.
Explaining the company’s approach, Enric Asuncion commented: “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 ?rst time. This is a big and very
“To date, the emergence of electric propulsion has mostly been framed in
terms of societal and environmental change. We recognise these big issues
but are also responding with a new design language, one that rewards the
important choices people are making with solid engineering, creativity and
functionality to deliver charging solutions that have emotion and ?air.”
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