Elektromotive and Charge Your Car partner to create UK-wide PAYG charging network
The joint venture, known as Charge Your Car Limited, will extend the scheme’s reach to cover other regional Plugged-in Places public infrastructure projects with a plan to reach a network size of 10,000 charging points throughout the country.
Elektromotive will develop a new back-office system which will make the network open source, allowing other charging point manufacturers to integrate their units’ software into the project, in turn accelerating the network’s expansion.
Existing local schemes usually require a monthly subscription, and do not give access to a nationwide charging infrastructure. Charge Your Car locations will also be shown on a smartphone app.
Calvey Taylor-Haw, founder and managing director of Elektromotive, explained. ‘Charge Your Car is the perfect catalyst for the EV market and supports all the stakeholders with an interest in EVs. Charge point owners in both the public and private sectors have a way to promote their charge points, generate revenue and manage their infrastructure. EV drivers have a single access point for recharging that is quick, easy and affordable. Charge point manufacturers have a company that will help them to sell more charge points and electric vehicle manufacturers have a company that will help them to sell more vehicles.
‘We are also seeking partners who wish to implement Charge Your Car outside of the UK, establishing it as one of the world’s leading recharging brands.’
Colin Herron, managing director of Charge your Car (North) Ltd, added: ‘Together over the past two years, Charge your Car (North) Ltd and Elektromotive have collaborated to develop one of the largest and most advanced EV charging networks in UK, with the first rapid charge stations and the first pay-as-you-go charge stations. The mission of the joint venture is to ensure that EV drivers are always within range of a Charge Your Car charge point.’