After the successful pilot last year in Delft, Rotterdam is now also using its public chargers to improve AED accessibility.
Since this week five more AED-equipped electric vehicle charging stations have been installed in the Netherlands. Following the successful pilot last year in Delft, the city of Rotterdam has now also upgraded five of its public charging stations to include an AED (Automated External Defibrillator). Yesterday the stations were revealed in the presence of Rotterdam officials, EVBox, City AED, Dutch Heart Foundation and local press.
Growing the national AED coverage
Many AEDs are currently still located inside buildings, limiting access to them especially outside of business hours. This was why City AED decided to take action last year by equipping EVBox's public charging stations with AEDs, to improve the national AED coverage and allow first-aid helpers easier and quicker access. After positive feedback from the pilot in Delft, other cities (including Rotterdam) are now placing the AED-equipped charging stations across their cities.
EVBox is the leading global manufacturer of electric vehicle charging stations and charging management software. With an installed base of over 75,000 charging points across more than 55 countries worldwide, EVBox drives sustainable mobility, by bringing durable electric vehicle charging solutions to the world. EVBox has offices in Amsterdam, Antwerp, Copenhagen, Oslo, Milton Keynes, Madrid, Munich, Paris, Bordeaux, New York and Los Angeles. Since March 2017, EVBox is a part of ENGIE. In 2018, EVBox acquired ultra-fast charging station manufacturer EVTronic, adding 700 previously installed fast charging stations to its European network.