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EVIEs Awards spotlight: Transaction of the Year

Image: Current.

Image: Current.

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

Amongst the categories this year is the Transaction of the Year, aimed at recognising the increasing M&A and financing of charging infrastructure taking place in the sector.

Who should enter?

This category has been introduced to recognise the significant amount of capital and finance the electric vehicle sector is attracting and, as a result, we’re expecting to hear not just from companies active in the EV ecosystem, but also financiers, advisory firms and legal entities offering services to the sector.

The award is open, but not limited to, companies that have attracted or raised finance or investment, been involved in M&A activity or refinanced portfolios of infrastructure.

Any ‘transaction’ must have been completed on or after 3 June 2018 and prior to the close of this year’s nominations window.

While we acknowledge some details may not be able to be shared, the more detailed the submission the better for our judges to recognise its impact. All nominations are provided on a confidential basis and will not be shared beyond the judging panel.

Image: CPS.
Image: CPS.

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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