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EVIEs Awards spotlight: Electric vehicle start-up of the year

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Image: C±.

Nominations for the inaugural Electric Vehicle Innovation and Excellence Awards (EVIEs) are now open, and throughout the summer Current± will be profiling each of this year’s categories.

Amongst the categories this year is the EV start-up of the year category, one we expect to be fiercely competitive given the sheer scale of highly innovative companies that have emerged in the sector in recent times.

Who should enter?

We’re looking for nominations from start-ups that have developed any form of product, service or solution that enables or accelerates the adoption of electric vehicles, be it related to infrastructure, energy management, consumer experience or the vehicles themselves.

We will, however, be strict with our eligibility criteria. We will only accept nominations from companies launched less than two years prior to the opening of this year’s nominations window (3 June 2019).

Nominations should include details of the service the company provides, any industry innovations it has introduced and provide a succinct summary of the company’s first two years in action.

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How to enter?

Entering the EVIEs could not be simpler. Our nominations is entirely online and entrants can submit into as many categories as they wish to from the same profile.

Step one

Create a profile on the EVIEs website here. You’ll need a few simple details such as name and email address, and to create a password for your EVIEs account. Click ‘save’ at the bottom of the page to create your account.

Step two

Once signed in, clicking ‘The Awards Categories’ will bring up all the entry information and eligibility criteria for each of this year’ categories, but to start a submission click on the ‘Submissions’ tab, followed by ‘add new’.

Step three

Select which category you intend to enter and fill out the capture form. You’ll be prompted for mandatory details such as name of the entry, and you can add as much or as little detail as you like. Two supporting images and a supporting PDF document can also be attached to your entry.

If you want to save your progress to amend at a later date, click ‘save and continue later’. If you’re happy to submit your entry, click ‘save and submit’.

Step four

You can now add multiple entries from the same account. Simply make sure you’re signed and follow steps two and three again for each submission you wish to make.

Step five

Sit back, relax, and wait to see if your submission(s) make the shortlists when they are published in February 2020.

How to attend

Various table and sponsorship packages are available for the EVIEs 2020, with a range of options open to suit any budget, from headline sponsor to standard table bookings. At present individual seats are not available to purchase.

Every ticket gains entry to the pre-event drinks reception, gala dinner, awards celebration and post-show party.

More information on sponsorship and table packages can be found here, by submitting this form or by contacting Matt Wallhead on


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