EVC secures £165m investment from DSI

Electric vehicle charging company EVC has secured up to £165 million of funding which will be used to accelerate its ambition to deliver up to 100,000 EV charge points across the UK by 2027.

The company has secured the capital from funds managed by Denham Sustainable Infrastructure (DSI), an arm of global energy transition investment firm, Denham Capital. The investment will also be used to secure portfolio opportunities with larger landlords.  

EVC’s core focus is on providing convenient, practical and reliable ‘destination’ charging options for its growing customer base. EVC funds and installs EV charge points, under long-term contractual lease agreements, at ‘destinations’. These include hospitality, leisure and retail venues, workplaces and multi-dwelling residential units. Ensuring convenient and practical EV charging at their destination means customers, staff and residents no longer need to take time out of their journey to charge on the way. 

Through boosting destination EV charging infrastructure, EVC aims to eliminate the so-called ‘range anxiety’ experienced by EV drivers concerned about finding reliable charge points. Projects range from individual chargers through to larger EV charging hubs and utilise charging points with a capacity between 22kW and 300kW. 

EVC’s fully funded solutions aim to meet the demands of the EV industry, providing innovative and scalable charging infrastructure alongside charging management software. This includes managing any planning requirements, undertaking the installation and maintenance of each charger. For landlords who want to invest their own capital, EVC offers a Managed Service, whereby EVC undertakes the installation and operates the EV charger on the landlord’s behalf.

The partnership with Denham Sustainable Infrastructure will propel  EVC as it moves to the next phase of its growth.

Nick Ballamy, CEO of EVC said: “Denham Sustainable Infrastructure’s commitment – one of the largest seen in the UK EV charging infrastructure sector – will turbocharge our ability to provide businesses and customers across the nation with the confidence to make the switch and join the electric vehicle revolution. We’re seeing pent-up demand across our markets and this investment will enable us to accelerate delivery to meet those needs. We will deploy our proprietary platform at scale, enabling EV drivers to have easy access to our reliable network. For our clients, this is about retaining business and driving additional footfall to their sites. By providing drivers with the confidence to make the switch to electric, we can help the UK meet its ambitious net zero goals.”

Scott Mackin, Partner and Co-head of Denham Sustainable Infrastructure said: “This investment in EVC is part of our Sustainable Infrastructure strategy to invest globally in businesses that are key to the energy transition. We have a focus on working with strong management teams with an excellent track-record and a platform from which to accelerate growth. Denham Sustainable Infrastructure is a leading mid-market investor and this latest partnership with EVC will help it become a prominent player in the EV charging infrastructure space.”

Sarah Lane, Director at Denham Sustainable Infrastructure said: “Our partnership with EVC will help deliver convenient and easy-to-use EV charging infrastructure across the UK. EVC’s leadership combines expertise in energy and grid, large scale infrastructure deployment, customer-focused technology systems as well as property and carpark management. This unique combination offers a holistic and tailored solution for landlords and EV drivers.”

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