Charge point operator Believ has opened new offices in Leeds to strengthen its capabilities and connections in the north of England.
The new Leeds office will provide the base for its network team, finance professionals, and public sector and business partnership managers.
It will be a hub to engage with new local authority and business customers and extend the company’s regional offering.
Recent figures from Zapmap show the gap still remains wide between the north and south of England. Indeed, London has 131 EV chargers per 100,000 people compared with just 31 per 100,000 in the Northwest and 36 per 100,000 in Yorkshire and Humberside.
Guy Bartlett, Chief Executive Officer at Believ said the priority of CPOs must be tackling regional disparities and making EV charging accessible across the nation.
He said: “While businesses and local authorities are investing and increasing the number of charge points available to the public, we must ensure that regions and local communities are not left out. If we don’t, we risk a north-south divide coming in the way of large-scale EV adoption.
“Opening our Leeds office backs our mission to deliver ‘cleaner air for all’ and do our bit to deliver the national Government’s ambition of installing 300,000 publicly accessible charge points by 2030. If EV infrastructure is insufficient, adoption will take a hit, and it is the responsibility of CPOs like us to provide a means to a sustainable end.”
Image of Guy Bartlett from Believ