Trojan Energy to install 500 EV charge points in Barnet

Barnet Council has awarded Trojan Energy a £4.7m contract to install more than 500 electric vehicle (EV) charge points in the north London borough.

The firm’s biggest ever deal will see it deliver on-street units allowing residents without driveways to power up their vehicles.

Trojan launched in 2016, bringing technology to market that allows charging hubs to be installed flush to the pavement. Its systems were introduced to the London Boroughs of Brent and Camden last year.

Now the firm’s on-street EV units will be located across 34 streets in Barnet, becoming operational in phases from November 2022 to March 2023. 

Funding of £3.5m for the purchase was secured through the government’s On-Street Residential Chargepoint Scheme, representing one of the largest awards from that pot.

Customers will use a personal lance to connect their vehicle to the public roadside charging points, which will be linked via underground cables to power sources.

Trojan Energy will also deploy its DEICER system in Barnet, allowing drivers to obtain real-time information about charge-point availability on their mobile phone. 

Chair of Barnet Council’s Environment and Climate Change Committee Alan Schneiderman said: “Our scheme to install hundreds more EV charging points is part of our wider sustainability programme to transform Barnet into a net zero borough.

“Supporting electric vehicles will not only help us ensure the air we breathe in Barnet is cleaner, it will take us the next step closer to becoming a sustainable borough.”

Trojan Energy chief executive Ian Mackenzie added: “By rolling out Trojan Energy’s on-street charging points, we are making owning an EV increasingly accessible to the millions of motorists that park on-street, without cluttering our streets with permanent charging posts. 

“This is Trojan Energy’s largest contract to date and it puts us firmly in a position to lead the widespread roll-out of clutter-free on-street EV charging to urban areas.”

Decarbonisation minister Trudy Harrison said the On-Street Residential Chargepoint Scheme was supporting councils across the UK to install more than 12,000 charging points.

“By making these more accessible to residents, particularly those without a driveway, we can help more and more people make the switch to electric vehicles,” Harrison said.

“This plan to install over 500 innovative charging points will help residents make the switch, supporting cleaner air and our journey to net zero.”

Image courtesy of Trojan Energy

The inaugural Transport + Energy Forum – takes place on 17th November at the Birmingham Conference & Events Centre and will focus on immediate steps that need to be taken to decarbonise now. The event is being supported by a number of industry partners, including strategic transport partnership group Black Country Transport (BCT), with others to be announced over the next few weeks. 

Spaces for local councils will be provided free of charge so that each participating company is guaranteed access to local government officers who sit at the heart of this transition. 

Find out more details here.

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