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Date: January 12, 2024
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The best of both Mobility Portal Europe Summits: Key quotes from European leaders in electromobility

This year, Mobility Portal Europe held two international events in which leaders from the electromobility sector participated, and a new one will take place soon. What were the announcements?
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Throughout this year, Mobility Portal Europe organized two international events that brought together leaders in electromobility within the continent.

The first event took place on June 27 and 28. It was titled “International eMobility Summit 2023” and was divided into two days according to regions.

While the first day of the event was specific to Spain, the second day was titled “Charge Infrastructure Europe Day” and was conducted entirely in English.

Later, on November 22 and 23, the “Mobility Portal Charge Infrastructure Summit” took place. The focus was on “European Trends in Charging Infrastructure.”

Soon, Mobility Portal Europe will announce a new virtual event.

Below is a list of the standout quotes by the participants.


Manuel Trotta, Product Manager Charging & Payment Solutions of Allego:

“Customer satisfaction is key to us, so our projects are focused on ensuring their convenience and security. To bring this to a new level, we are working on fast-charging hubs.”


Philippe Vangeel, General Secretary from AVERE:

The diversity of connector types is not ideal, and I am surprised by this situation in the United States.”


Ildefonso Boto Lopez, General Manager Electrification Southern Europe at bp:

“We plan to electrify 70 stores in the UK and 180 in Germany by the year 2024. And in the coming years, we aim to electrify 100 hubs across Europe.”

ChargeUp Europe

Alan Augusto, Vice-chair of Communications at ChargeUp Europe:

“The public charging infrastructure network has grown more than 900% in the last eight years, that’s a lot. It has reached 600,000 points to date.”


Michael Keller, Executive Board of CharIn:

“We have several ongoing developments, including the Megawatt Charging System. We are also involved in projects for mining applications.”

Claritas Investments

During the session, an exclusive interview was conducted with Katarzyna Sobótka, Investment Manager E-mobility from Claritas Investments.

“In Poland, there is a lack of many high-speed charging hubs on the highways and speedways.”

Climate group

Erik Björke, Senior Manager, Road Freight Decarbonisation in Climate Group:

“The current proposed CO2 regulation for sales of trucks is not as ambitious as AFIR allows it to be. In the future, this risks the necessary speed that the build-out of infrastructure needs, both from a network and a grid perspective.”


Steven Van Der Burg, Sales Director at Ebusco:

We are not fans of opportunity charging. For us, depot or plug-in charging represents the best solution. Therefore, we are actively developing it.”


Robert Sabartés, e-Mobility Project Manager of EVECTRA:

“The important thing is to ensure safe recharging for buses to facilitate the work for operators.”


Luis Horche, Industry Representative – EV Charging from Huawei:

“We are working on an intelligent connection with batteries, chargers, and solar energy. It’s not about more power, but about efficiency.”


Ainhoa Garmendia, Public Charging Manager in Iberdrola:

“We work to ensure that our network has close to 100% availability and is efficient and effective enough for the user.”


Juan José Figueruelo Hernández, Business Development Manager at Ingeteam:

“It is necessary to have fast chargers in cities because people are too lazy to install wallboxes at home. There should be many DC chargers.”

Juice Technology

Christoph Erni, CEO of Juice Technology:

“To improve energy efficiency, we are working on a new solution that provides fast charging during the day and slow charging at night.”


Guillermo López Arias, Sales Manager Iberia & LATAM from Kempower:

“The electric truck market will be truly large and is yet to come; we expect a boom in this area. That’s why MCS is being developed, and it comes with a large amount of power, and it will be only for quick stops for these vehicles.”


Francesco Golia, Regional Managing Director in Optibus:

“What we are doing is connecting scheduling solutions to smart chargers. What’s the benefit? We are gaining visibility.”

Phoenix Contact

Adriano Mones Bayo, Business Development Director Spain & Latam at Phoenix Contact:

“Not only are we dedicated to electric mobility, but we have been involved in connectivity for over 100 years. We have over 100,000 products in the sector, which is another example of a leading company in the industry for many years.”


Krzysztof Burda, President of PIRE:

“This situation complicates things for European manufacturers when they try to introduce their charging points into the U.S. market.”


Ivo van Dam, CTO in PowerGo:

“We are exploring fleet charging locations for our customers and working on numerous projects in the Northic, hoping to face problems regarding grid congestion.”


Lodovico Cavazza Isolani, Chief Business Development Officer at Powy:

“The key is to integrate renewable energies with charging infrastructure to address energy transition and efficiency.”


Ignacio Barbero, Director de e-mobility of TotalEnergies:

“In February and March, we will open charging points in Madrid. Meanwhile, those in Berlin will be operational by the end of 2024.”

Trojan Energy

Mark Constable, Head of Public Affairs from Trojan Energy:

“Our biggest project entails the installation of 1,300 charging points, distributed across different projects in London. We are currently halfway through the project, which will be completed in April or May 2024.”

Wallbox Chargers

Francisco Abecasis, Regional Sales Director – Southern Europe in Wallbox Chargers:

“We recently announced a 150-kilowatt supernova that allows charging a vehicle in seven minutes and provides 100 kilometers of range.”


Javier Lázaro, Regional Sales Manager Southern Europe from XCharge:

“The idea is to penetrate the Nordic market, the United States, and also South America. We have plans to invest in a manufacturer there.”

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