Char.gy installs 2000th EV public charging point
Charging firm Char.gy has installed more than 700 EV public charge points in London during January and February 2023, it has announced.
As a result of the move, which has seen the firm averaging 17 charge point installations a day, it has now installed its 2000th lamp-post charger in Southwark. In the past four weeks alone it has installed 500 charge points.
The firm now has a network of chargers across 11 local authorities in London, Coventry, Leicester and Buckinghamshire. It also makes its own charge points with a team of in-field technicians, as well as the software the points run on. It has an integrated operating model for local EV charging networks to generate revenue for councils to reinvest.
In December 2022, char.gy also introduced its ‘Night Saver’ tariff to provide more EV drivers with access to cheaper off-peak electricity rates.
Char.gy’s Founder and CEO, Richard Stobart said: “Our ambition is to deliver the most reliable near-home charging service at the lowest cost to both drivers and councils. We believe our approach is a solution to what we call the ‘Driveway Divide’.
‘Driveway Divide’ is the barrier that over 6.6 million* UK homes face because they lack off-street parking and cannot charge at home. The UK government forecasts that around 30% of the 10 million EVs expected in 2030 will need on-street charging** meaning that as many as 490,000 on-street chargers will be required.
As EV sales continue to boom, the pace of installation of EV charge points needs to accelerate too. The installation of our 2000th public charge point – 500 of them in just four weeks – shows the vital role that lamppost charging can play in rapidly scaling up the UK’s EV charging infrastructure.”
Image courtesy of Char.gy