15 Years of EV Charging Innovation: Alfen’s Journey from First Mover to European Industry Leader
Alfen, a specialist in energy solutions for the future, is celebrating 15 years of innovation in the EV charging equipment industry in 2023. Since 2008, Alfen has been designing, developing, and producing integrated EV charging systems equipped with smart charging and load balancing, becoming a key player in Europe's EV charging market.
With more than 500,000 EV charge points delivered in over 30 European countries, Alfen has helped to accelerate the energy transition by supporting electric mobility and enabling mass EV adoption, reducing dependence on fossil fuels and decreasing greenhouse gas emissions. The company’s EV charging stations have potentially avoided 3.8 million tons in CO2 emissions.
Alfen has evolved from an early mover to an established thought leader in EV charging infrastructure, with a suite of safe, smart, and robust chargers for home, business, and public charging. Alfen’s unique combination of integrated solutions help customers throughout Europe tackle their grid challenges and achieve climate neutrality.
“I’m extremely proud of all that we’ve accomplished in EV charging,” said Marco Roeleveld, CEO at Alfen for 26 years. “Fifteen years ago - a year before any company released its first full electric-model car - our team of Alfen experts, who had only specialised in producing robust transformer substations, took on the challenge of thinking about charging electric vehicles with a firm belief that the future of mobility lied in electric transportation. Now, 15 years later, we have delivered half a million charge points throughout Europe, with an incredible journey along the way.”
Alfen designs its products with sustainability in mind, using materials and processes that minimize environmental impact. The company has grown from its first prototype (the Tube) in 2008 to 256 full-time employees (as of January 2023) who work on a suite of solutions. Alfen’s reliable, robust, and safe EV charging stations are known throughout Europe, making them a preferred choice for EV drivers.
At the heart of Europe’s energy transition from fossil-based to zero carbon to limit climate change by 2050, Alfen specialises in energy solutions for the future. Its integrated smart solutions are helping customers throughout Europe address their electricity challenges and achieve climate neutrality. Alfen continuously builds on its more than 85 years of innovation with its smart grids, energy storage systems and EV charging stations installed in some 30 countries throughout Europe. For more information about Alfen, visit us at www.alfen.com
About Alfen’s EV Charging Solutions
In 2008, Alfen was one of the first companies to start developing charging stations for electric vehicles. Alfen now offers a comprehensive assortment of smart charging stations for home, work and public areas. These charge points are available in a wide range of charging capacities and smart functionalities. They are produced with European components of A-quality in Alfen’s own production facility in the Netherlands. Alfen’s solutions are enabling mass EV adoption and helping to accelerate the energy transition.