Heliox Enters North American Market to Deploy Charging Infrastructure for Public Transport, Commercial Vehicles

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David Aspinwall has been appointed President, North America and will lead company’s Atlanta-based operations

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Heliox, the global market leader in fast charging systems within public transport, e-trucks, marine, mining and port equipment, today announces that it has expanded in the North American market, and has hired David Aspinwall as President, North America.

Aspinwall joins Heliox from Bekaert, where he was Vice President of Strategy. He will lead all aspects of Heliox’s North American operations--which he plans to scale to more than 70 people within the next year. Heliox has over 1600 high-powered, fast charging points worldwide, including one of the world’s largest e-bus projects at Schiphol Airport in the Netherlands.

North America is primed to become a high growth e-mobility market. “Heliox’s solutions are the perfect fit providing modularity and scalability for every electric vehicle,” said Michael Colijn, CEO, Heliox. “David will be instrumental in growing our operations as both businesses and transit systems look to ramp up electric transportation product offerings and initiatives.”

By 2030, Bloomberg estimates that 58% of municipal busses and 28% of light commercial vehicles will be electric. Last month, President Biden proposed spending $20 billion to electrify at least 20% of school buses and $25 billion on electric transit vehicles as part of the $2.3 trillion infrastructure and jobs plan. To support this initiative, the U.S. needs to create a charging infrastructure to support rapid electric mobility expansion.

“Heliox is the technical leader in the field and offers state-of-the-art products, a complete end-to-end service, and the global experience to meet the needs of the growing North American market,” said David Aspinwall. “We’re already working with a number of U.S. customers to accelerate electric transportation initiatives.”

Heliox’s mobile 50kW charger, which is lightweight, on wheels, and uses existing infrastructure, can serve as an entry point for organizations that are ready to enter the e-mobility market.

Heliox’s North American HQ will be based in Atlanta, a growing e-mobility hub, and will serve as the corporate office and research and development hub. Heliox will manufacture and assemble all products for the North American market in the United States meeting all UL and Buy America standards.

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About Heliox
Founded in 2009, Heliox is the market leader in fast charging systems within public transport, e-trucks, marine, mining and port equipment. The premium quality and highly efficient chargers enable operators to improve their performance while lowering environmental impact. Heliox serves rapid charging needs for Volvo, Transdev-Connexxion and Arriva e-busses as well as MAN trucks.

In 2017, the company installed one of Europe’s first and largest rapid charging networks for the e-bus fleet in Eindhoven, The Netherlands; and, in 2018, the world’s largest rapid charging network for e-bus depot at Schiphol Airport, Amsterdam. Heliox operates globally with headquarters in the Netherlands and local offices in Germany, Sweden, United Kingdom, Barcelona and the United States. For more information about Heliox, go to: https://www.heliox-energy.com.

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