Since 2017, EVA Global has been playing a pivotal role in shaping the future of electromobility. Their original product was charging infrastructure management and technical support for electric vehicle charging point users by phone, chat, social media, or map services. The company has since expanded into operations, maintenance and repair of charging points and software solutions enabling a whole portfolio of solutions, that encompass the whole value chain.
As Niina Suuriniemi Hopper became interested in electric vehicles, she found charging them more difficult than it should be. When relying on the public charging network, she had to find the right charging infrastructure map, plan her route accordingly, and figure out available payment methods.
“With electric vehicle charging points, everyone is a first timer at some point. Introduction to a new technology should be made easy. Our team is passionate about providing a superior customer experience to electric vehicle drivers, and by doing so, accelerating the transition to cleaner energy”, says Niina Suuriniemi Hopper, co-CEO and Founder of EVA Global.
The value chain of electric vehicle charging includes, among others, energy companies, charging network owners, and software companies. Several operators in the industry have outsourced the operations, maintenance and technical support of their charging network to EVA Global as no other company is doing the same yet.
First mover in a rapidly growing industry
Verdane invested in EVA Global through Verdane Idun I, which closed at EUR 300 million in December 2021. Verdane Idun is classified as “Article 9” under the European Union’s Finance Disclosure Regulation and invests in sustainable tech-enabled companies that contribute to the UN Sustainable Development Goals, and focus on energy transition, sustainable consumption, and resilient communities.