CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Electrical services and energy provider Aetna Corp. and electric vehicle (EV) charging company EVBox Group are partnering to help grow EV charging infrastructure in convenience stores and other retail outlets. The partnership will focus on New England and the Mid-Atlantic states—an area Aetna has served for more than 90 years.
“There has never been a better time for businesses to invest in EV charging, and we are pleased we can now offer EVBox charging solutions to our customers. The electric vehicle industry is growing at a rate of 40% year-over-year. Favorable government policies and support through tax credits, utility rebates and incentives make it more affordable than ever. Companies can help accelerate society’s shift to a cleaner mobility future while also realizing business benefits, such as increased traffic and revenue,” said Chris Angelou, vice president of sales and marketing at Aetna.
While Aetna has been offering EV charging services since 2017, it is adding EVBox Group to its offerings because all EVBox products are Open Charge Point Protocol (OCPP) compliant. This allows Aetna Corp. to build customized charging options for its customers.
“Aetna Corp.’s expertise in retail and hospitality segments, together with its long history of serving the New England and Mid-Atlantic regions, has the potential to expand and deliver EV charging to tens of thousands more drivers each year. By prioritizing charging solutions with open standards, they are also giving business owners the confidence they need to meet the nation’s rising demand for accessible and readily available EV charging,” said Kristof Vereenooghe, CEO of EVBox Group.
Founded in 2010 and based in Amsterdam, EVBox Group provides EV charging products.
Aetna Corp. is a national electrical services and energy provider based in Cambridge, Mass. It provides EV charging, interior and exterior lighting, electrical construction and specialty project services.