Deal struck to speed up roll-out of EV charging points

A Trafford-based business has forged a deal with a Nasdaq-listed company to roll-out electric vehicle (EV) charging points.

UK charging network, evyve, is a joint venture between EVY Infrastructure Partners and Peel NRE, part of Peel L&P.

It has made Tritium DCFC, a global EV fast charger manufacturer, its preferred fast charger provider.

The agreement includes initial total orders for 350 Tritium fast chargers and evyve has received first deliveries of these chargers, 60 of which are now installed and operational.

The company currently projects to install thousands more chargers by the end of 2025 and 10,000 chargers by 2030.

The evyve charging network is planned to consist of Tritium’s innovative modular chargers, including the company’s award-winning 75kW charger and highly scalable 150kW fast charger.

Tritium CEO, Jane Hunter, said: “With the number of registered battery-electric cars in the UK growing by more than 40% in 2022, it’s more important than ever that drivers have access to fast and reliable charging technology to ensure a convenient driver experience and a seamless transition to e-mobility.

“We’re proud to be the preferred fast charger provider for the evyve charging network, and we look forward to helping them accomplish their goal to become the largest destination and enroute charging network in the UK.

“For Tritium, this announcement is a reflection of an increasing number of conversations with customers looking to address anticipated multi-year demand and secure product availability beyond just the next 12 months.”

Evyve aims to become the largest destination and enroute charging network in the UK and the company has ambitious growth plans to own and operate 10,000 charging stations by 2030.

It continues to build a customer network consisting of retail parks owned by regeneration business Peel L&P and hospitality providers like Greene King, the pub retailer and brewer operating more than 2,700 pubs, restaurants, and hotels across England, Wales, and Scotland.

James Moat, evyve CEO, said: “Evyve is focused on providing a seamless and reliable customer experience and we are thrilled to be partnering with a leading fast charger manufacturer like Tritium, giving us the confidence to accelerate our plans to become one of UK’s leading charge point service providers.

“Due to its compact design and modularity, Tritium’s innovative fast charger technology has enabled us to roll-out our network across multiple locations quickly and efficiently, providing us with the foundation to support the UK’s transition to electric vehicles today and 20 years from now.”

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