Wallbox will sponsor the London to Paris EV Rally. The company will participate by charging one of the EV cars in the rally through the best selling home charger, Pulsar Max, connected uniquely to solar panels.
Wallbox, a leading provider of electric vehicle (EV) charging and energy management solutions worldwide, will sponsor the London to Paris EV Rally, the first official large-scale international electric vehicle rally promising to be one of the premier e-challenges in Europe in 2023.
Following the success of the first two editions, the rally will be held between June 30th and July 2nd 2023. Aside from being one of its sponsors, Wallbox will also participate in the rally by charging one of the EV competing cars, the Nissan Ariya (which has a 60kWh battery) through their best selling home charger, Pulsar Max, which will be powered only by solar energy and, therefore, will not produce emissions during the rally.
Wallbox’s vision is in line with the event’s aim of helping customers reduce range anxiety and highlighting the accessibility of electric vehicles, playing a determinant role in developing a more efficient and greener transportation system. For Wallbox, the EV is a key pillar not only for zero emissions mobility, but for a new energy management paradigm that enables renewable energy production and consumption.
Pulsar Max is Wallbox’s smart home charger upgraded to unlock even more time, money and energy savings for everyday electric vehicle drivers. Pulsar Max works seamlessly with all Wallbox Energy Management Solutions, including solar charging, through the feature Eco-Smart, which connects the EV charger with solar panels, and the Wallbox-branded bidirectional power metre.
By using Eco-Smart, users can choose to charge their electric cars entirely through solar from their home solar installation, or a mix of solar and grid to maximise cost and energy savings.
This feature is massive as in the UK itself, the solar market is maturing at a rapid rate, faster than most countries globally, and the number of households installing rooftop solar panels reached its highest level in 2023, with more than 50,700 installations between January and March, more than double the amount of last year. As a matter of fact, this is providing a huge opportunity for the EV charging market.
Users can also save money and lower their impact on the environment by scheduling charging sessions through the myWallbox app. By charging during off-peak hours in terms of energy costs drivers can expect to save up to £180.
The rally will be going from London to Brighton, and then on to Paris, calling in at the midway point at Ifield College, home of the Ardingly-Ifield Solar Car, before heading down to Brighton seafront for an afternoon showcasing the very best of EV and renewable energy technology. After the evening reception, the rally will continue on the ferry overnight, setting off from Dieppe at sunrise and travelling through Northern France, arriving in Paris in the late afternoon.
Wallbox is a global technology company, dedicated to changing the way the world uses energy. Wallbox creates advanced electric vehicle charging and energy management systems that redefine users’ relationship to the grid. Wallbox goes beyond electric vehicle charging to give users the power to control their consumption, save money, and live more sustainably. Wallbox offers a complete portfolio of charging and energy management solutions for residential, semi-public and public use in more than 113 countries around the world. Founded in 2015 and headquartered in Barcelona, the company now employs more than 1,250 people in its offices in Europe, Asia, and the Americas. For additional information, please visit www.wallbox.com.
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