The energy transition and the increasing demand for technical staff–from welders and construction mechanics to electricians and architects–is a key reason why there is a growing need for technical personnel. EVBox created the OneChargerTwoLives donation program that allows customers to donate their used charging stations for technical schools in the Netherlands. Companies can donate their used charging stations, which are still in good condition, to schools that are undergoing a redevelopment of parking lots. This creates a more interactive learning environment for future employees of the electric car industry. Laadpunt Nederland is EVBox’s reseller and installer. He arranges the transport and dismantling of the charging stations from the customer to the schools.
Part of the circular economy: From the parking lot to the classroom
The charging stations can be donated to schools as a way to give them a second chance. The charging station’s life span is extended and the impact on the environment is reduced. Schools can incorporate charging stations into their teaching materials, or reuse them in another way, like using the cover from a charging station to build a model boat.
Boelens de Gruyter (real estate developer) was the first to donate 18 used charging ports. The Keizer Karel College in Amstelveen, and the MBO College Westpoort in Amsterdam in turn received these charging stations for educational purposes.
Win win Situation for Customers and students
EVBox customers can also easily give in their old charging stations to charity. Laadpunt Nederland is also able to make contact with technical schools in order to recruit future employees and trainees.
Dutch-based organisations interested in donating charging station can fill out this donation form.
CEO of EVBox Remco Samuels said,”We are really excited to launch the OneChargerTwoLives Initiative! We are a veteran player in the EV market and know how complicated this ecosystem is. We are now pressing for more technical staff around the world to help accelerate electric mobility to lessen the impact on the planet. To build and expand our much-needed charging infrastructure, we need more technical personnel. We hope this initiative will inspire our youth to embrace an electric future, and extend the lifecycles of our stations. We are grateful to all our customers and partners who have participated in this program.