Charging Infrastructure Provider

New for 2017, this award will recognise the efforts of electric vehicle charging infrstructure providers and the progress made in rolling out fast charging stations across the UK.

2017 Winner

Chargemaster plc


2017 Charging Infrastructure Provider: Chargemaster plc

Chargemaster owns and operates the POLAR network of over 5,000 publicly available points across the UK. Its 300th fast charging unit was installed earlier this year, with 20 more added each month. To support the network, Chargemaster has tripled the size of its customer services team in 18 months while extending the opening hours of its customer service helpline. This year also saw the company launched Powercharge, a new compact electric vehicle charging point designed specifically for workplace charging. The new unit can provide businesses with a simple solution without the need for keys or RFID cards.

Commended

Elmtronics

Established in 2014, Elmtronics is primarily focused on the commercial charging for private companies and public entities, providing an end to end offering to its customers, including selection and installation of the charging equipment, on-going maintenance (24/7 customer support), and software solutions to manage the back office and customer interface. To date, Elmtronics has over 2,000 charging points across the UK and hold approximately 7 per cent of the EV charging market. The company benefits from an excellent customer satisfaction (9.1 out of 10) based on customer friendly, reactive and reliable customer service.

The Phoenix Works

Phoenix Works offers a range of energy saving technologies, specialising in electric vehicle charging infrastructure, solar photovoltaic systems and battery storage
solutions. With over 2500 EV charging stations installed to date, the company has extensive experience with a wide variety of manufacturers and models. In 2015, The Phoenix Works was appointed to design, install and manage an Electric Vehicle rapid charging project for City of York Council, which involved installing seven, 50kW rapid charging stations in just six days including civil and electrical works.

New Motion

With access to more than 50,000 public charge points, NewMotion’s charge card and app gives users the ability to plug into networks in Belgium, Germany, UK, Luxembourg, Austria, France, Italy, Slovenia, Finland, Denmark, Malaysia and Switzerland. Users are provided with real-time insight on charge tariffs and availability of charge points. Earlier this year, NewMotion issued its 100,000th registered charge card and signed deals with Total giving its fuel card holders access to the NewMotion charging network. More recently, Shell signed an agreement to buy NewMotion in a deal that will accelerate the transition to low-carbon transport.

APT Controls/EVOLT

APT Controls’ eVolt has rapidly emerged as a leader in commercial EV charging solutions. From its single point chargers up to the most sophisticated multi-point and rapid charging solutions, each of its systems is best-in-class. With more than 4,000 units currently installed, eVolt works with more than 60 local authorities and private businesses throughout the UK, delivering solutions for whole fleets of buses and local authority vehicles. Launched in March this year, the Raption 5 rapid charging unit completes an 80 per cent charge in 30 minutes with simultaneous charging for two EVs at 50kW DC and 43kW AC.