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Chargemaster to install 150 charging points in Lancashire

Mon 27th November 2017

• 150 new Chargemaster units to be installed by Lancashire County Council • New charging points will include 18 rapid chargers and 66 dual-socket fast chargers • First units will be installed early in 2018 and will be on the POLAR network Chargemaster, the UK’s largest provider of electric vehicle charging inf...

Chargemaster wins contract for Nottingham Go Ultra Low City infrastructure

Mon 20th November 2017

Chargemaster, the UK’s largest provider of electric vehicle charging infrastructure, has won a contract to install and operate charging points in Nottingham, Nottinghamshire and Derby over the next three years, as part of Nottingham’s Go Ultra Low City status. The three-year, £2m contract with Nottingham City Cou...

Chargemaster partnership provides benefits for EV-driving AA members

Thu 9th November 2017

Currently 41% of AA members own diesel cars but when asked if their next car will be diesel this drops 60% to just 16%. Overall a third of AA members aim to switch from diesel and petrol for their next car purchase, according to a major AA-Populus survey of 19,308 drivers.* These startling new figures will be reveale...

200,000 electric cars on UK roads by the end of 2018

Wed 8th November 2017

● Chargemaster estimates the UK will have 200,000 electric cars by the end of 2018 ● Electric car registrations rose by nearly 50% last month compared to 2016 ● Seventh consecutive monthly fall for diesel registrations, down by 30% in October As diesel car registrations continue to decline, the electric vehicle ...

POLAR becomes UK’s largest rapid charging network with 300th unit

Mon 16th October 2017

● POLAR is now the largest rapid charging network in the UK, with its 300th unit installed ● 300th rapid charger on the POLAR network is at Best Western Garden Court Aylesbury ● Chargemaster is adding around 20 Ultracharge units to its POLAR network every month The POLAR public electric vehicle charging network,...

Q-Park offers discounts for electric vehicle drivers on POLAR network

Fri 13th October 2017

• Q-Park offers POLAR plus members 20% discount on pre-booked car parking • Chargemaster already provides charging points at 14 city centre Q-Park car parks • Electric vehicle drivers can also save more than £2,000 on an annual season ticket Q-Park, one of Europe’s largest providers of parking facilities, is o...

Highest honour for Chargemaster CEO at Low Carbon Champions Awards

Thu 12th October 2017

• David Martell, Chargemaster CEO, receives highest honour as Outstanding Individual in Promoting Lower Carbon Transport at the 2017 Low Carbon Champions Awards • Awards are organised by the Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership (LowCVP) to recognise leading innovators in the low carbon transport sector • Chargemaster, ...

Chargemaster launches new low-cost Powercharge workplace charger

Tue 5th September 2017

● New Powercharge electric vehicle charger is ideal for business use at workplaces ● Simple, low-cost universal solution provides ‘plug and play’ charging for electric vehicles ● Powercharge unit provides quick, open charging access with no key or card required Chargemaster has launched Powercharge, a new co...

Chargemaster amps up customer service with longer opening hours

Thu 10th August 2017

• Chargemaster extends opening hours for its customer services hotline • Already provides 24/7 charging support, including out-of-hours duty technicians • Chargemaster has tripled the size of its customer services team in 18 months Chargemaster, the UK’s largest provider of electric vehicle charging infrastruc...

One million electric cars expected on UK roads by 2022

Mon 31st July 2017

● Chargemaster projects that one million electric cars will be on UK roads by 2022 ● Electric car parc has grown from fewer than 2,000 in 2012 to 100,000 in 2017 British roads will be home to more than one million electric cars by 2022 according to Chargemaster, the UK’s largest provider of electric vehicle char...

POLAR charging network to be powered with 100% renewable electricity

Wed 26th July 2017

● UK’s largest electric vehicle charging network switches to 100% renewable energy ● Electric drivers benefit from a reduced emissions footprint from POLAR charging points ● Cost of POLAR network membership remains the same with no price increase The UK’s largest electric vehicle (EV) charging network, POLAR...

Electric Vehicle Experience Centre opens its doors

Mon 24th July 2017

• The UK’s first multi-brand electric vehicle showroom opened to the public on 22 July • Chargemaster is running the centre as part of Milton Keynes’ Go Ultra Low City scheme • The EV Experience Centre (EVEC) is providing information, advice and test drives The UK’s first multi-brand electric vehicle showr...

Chargemaster partnership provides Cenex LCV2017 charging points

Tue 27th June 2017

• Official EV charging supplier and sponsor of Cenex LCV2017 • Advanced Ultracharge units on site at visitor and exhibitor car parks • Free charging for EVs throughout Cenex event (6–7 September) Chargemaster is proud to become the exclusive charge point sponsor of the 10th annual Low Carbon Vehicle Event, ...

Chargemaster powers road trip celebrating 100,000 EV registrations

Mon 19th June 2017

• Chargemaster 100K drive celebrated 100,000 electric vehicles registered on UK roads on Sunday 18 June • 25 cars travelled 100,000 metres from London to Milton Keynes • Chargemaster celebrated two more 100k milestones: with Homecharge sessions in a single week and charges on POLAR network so far in 2017 On Su...

Chargemaster announces Electric Vehicle Experience Centre launch and vehicle partners

Mon 12th June 2017

• Public opening of the Electric Vehicle Experience Centre on Saturday 22 July • Located at centre:mk in Milton Keynes, the Centre is the UK’s first multi-brand electric vehicle showroom • Vehicle partners BMW i, Kia, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Renault and Volkswagen are announced as founding partners and will showcas...

Boost for UK green technology sector as Chargemaster chosen to electrify the next generation of black cabs

Fri 26th May 2017

• From Autumn 2017, Coventry-based London Taxi Company (LTC) will only be producing range extended electric taxis for the UK. • Today’s agreement confirms the UK’s Chargemaster as the preferred supplier for home charging units for these vehicles. • Deal affirms the UK’s status as a world-leading hub for the...

Alphabet powers growth in electric mobility with Chargemaster

Thu 4th May 2017

Farnborough, UK – 27 April 2017 – Leasing and business mobility organisation Alphabet GB Limited today announced the appointment of Chargemaster as its official electric vehicle (EV) charging partner in the UK. The move brings together the country’s leading EV provider with the UK’s largest charging network. A...

Chargemaster to provide Ultracharge units for London taxis under TfL contract

Wed 26th April 2017

• Chargemaster part of Transport for London framework for taxi chargers • Next-generation of electric London taxi to appear on city street this year • Chargemaster’s Ultracharge the only rapid charger built in the UK Chargemaster Plc, the UK’s largest manufacturer and operator of electric charging points, ...

Luton Borough Council charge points upgraded by Chargemaster following Source East closure

Thu 13th April 2017

• Following the recent announcement that the POLAR network is to take on ex-Source East charge points • Five units in Luton upgraded to the latest spec charge points as part of £15m investment into POLAR network • Luton Borough Council charge points the first of former Source East network hosts to upgrade infra...

£500 Government support for Homecharge confirmed until March 2018 welcomed by Chargemaster

Tue 11th April 2017

• Chargemaster applauds Government’s extension of home charging grant for Electric Vehicles (EVs) • Grant of up to £500 available to new and existing EV owners • Chargemaster Homecharge unit installed from as little as £279 Chargemaster, the UK’s largest supplier and operator of electric vehicle charging...

POLAR network to take on ex-Source East charge points with complimentary upgrades

Mon 20th March 2017

• POLAR network to take on ex-Source East charging points • Chargemaster offers existing site owners complimentary upgrades and maintenance packages • Other Source East hosts can also benefit from having obsolete posts replaced by Chargemaster free of charge • Additional offer to site owners for new Ultracharge...

Chargemaster to bring electric car ownership to life with the Milton Keynes EV Experience Centre– the UK’s first multi-brand centre to promote electric cars

Mon 20th February 2017

• High profile shopping centre store launching in Milton Keynes to educate and inspire Milton Keynes resident on EV benefits • Chargemaster to manage the first-ever EV experience centre in the UK • Part of the city’s £9 million Go Ultra Low Cities programme • Due to launch in Spring 2017 in the city’s sh...

Chargemaster completes Elektromotive and Charge Your Car acquisition and announces £15m investment

Thu 26th January 2017

• Acquisition of Elektromotive is complete • £15m investment will expand network and introduce new charging technologies • Chargemaster customers through the POLAR Network now have access to more than 5,000 chargers • Wireless charging installation plans move forward Following clearance from the Competition ...

Chargemaster gets go ahead for Elektromotive acquisition

Fri 20th January 2017

• Chargemaster given approval to complete Elektromotive acquisition • Deal consolidates UK electric vehicle (EV) infrastructure market • New investment will improve public charging experience for UK EV drivers The UK Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has today given clearance for Chargemaster to acquire ...

Chargemaster CEO David Martell number 10 on 'GreenFleet's 100 Most Influential' list

Fri 13th January 2017

Great to see Chargemaster CEO David Martell in at number 10 on GreenFleets' 100 Most Influential....

Chargemaster and the POLAR network are here for you 24/7

Fri 23rd December 2016

Travelling home for Christmas couldn’t be easier for EV drivers with our POLAR network 24/7 customer support* and an ever increasing network of Chargemaster rapid and destination chargers. Over the next 12 months, we are installing a further 200 Ultracharges across the UK. These can charge most electric vehicles up ...

Chargemaster powers up Milton Keynes with new charging infrastructure contract

Thu 8th December 2016

Playing a key role in the delivery of the first ever Go Ultra Low City, The UK's largest provider of electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure, Chargemaster, will significantly expand Milton Keynes’ public charger network. Milton Keynes, which was awarded £9 million under the Go Ultra Low Cities programme in Ja...

Autumn Statement ULEV incentives key to cleaning up air quality

Fri 18th November 2016

The AA and Chargemaster are calling on The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Phillip Hammond, to further incentivise the uptake of ultra low emission vehicles (ULEVs) ahead of the Autumn Statement on 23 November. The call to action follows increasing pressure for government to improve air quality in UK cities, caused by veh...

Chargemaster partners with Mercedes-Benz to provide hassle-free home charging

Tue 15th November 2016

The UK's largest provider of EV charging infrastructure, Chargemaster, has partnered with Mercedes-Benz UK to offer customers an easy home charging solution for their Mercedes-Benz or smart electric plug-in vehicle. Mercedes-Benz currently offers four electric hybrid models in the UK, the C 350 e, E 350 e, GLE 500 e...

Chargemaster signs two-year Formula E deal as Official Charging Infrastructure Supplier

Wed 9th November 2016

Chargemaster will be supporting the wireless charging on the official safety and medical cars and be providing legacy charging infrastructure to the cities visited by the series. Following the growth of the FIA Formula E Championship – the world’s first fully-electric single-seater racing series – and a successf...

Q-Park and Chargemaster extend partnership with rollout of London Rapid Chargers

Mon 7th November 2016

The operator of the UK’s largest electric vehicle (EV) charging network, Chargemaster, is working with Q-Park, the UK’s premier car parking operator, to introduce a number of Ultracharger rapid charging points in its busiest car parks across London. The first Ultracharger is now available at Q-Park Soho in the hea...

Government announces EV workplace charging grant

Fri 4th November 2016

Chargemaster, the UK’s premier supplier of electric vehicle (EV) chargers, welcomes the government announcement today of a £600 grant supporting the installation of dual charging points at workplaces. “This is great news for companies that have adopted EVs into their fleets, or wish to provide charging facilities...

Free Chargemaster Homecharge unit for new Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV customers

Fri 7th October 2016

Mitsubishi Motors customers purchasing a new Outlander PHEV - the UK’s best-selling zero-emissions capable vehicle - can now have a Mitsubishi-approved Chargemaster Homecharge unit supplied and fully installed completely free of charge. Private, business and fleet customers will save £279 on a 3.6kW Chargemaster H...

Over 2,000 new charging points for POLAR Plus members

Tue 20th September 2016

We are delighted to announce that from today we are giving all POLAR plus customers access to the Charge Your Car (CYC) public network through existing memberships. This means that there will be over 2000 additional points available with all active POLAR plus RFID cards or key fobs, including access to more than 300 ra...

Chargemaster named among top tech companies for third year running

Tue 13th September 2016

• Chargemaster in Sunday Times Hiscox Tech Track 100 for third year in a row • Tech Track 100 lists UK’s fastest-growing technology companies • The EV charging point supplier has supplied more than 50,000 units The UK’s premier electric vehicle (EV) charging point supplier, Chargemaster has featured on the ...

Chargemaster signs deal to acquire Elektromotive

Fri 9th September 2016

• Chargemaster reaches agreement to acquire Elektromotive • Increased investment will allow Elektromotive to grow its offering • Companies will continue to trade as separate entities The UK’s premier electric vehicle charging point supplier, Chargemaster Plc, intends to take a controlling stake in Elektromoti...

Q-PARK UK and Chargemaster partner to put EV charging anxiety at bay

Mon 1st August 2016

The operator of the largest EV charging network in the UK, Chargemaster, will take responsibility for operating and maintaining all 124 electric vehicle (EV) charging points across parking provider, Q-Park’s, London facilities from 1 August 2016 onwards. In an agreement between Chargemaster and the country’s premie...

Chargemaster helps Corby's EV Owners reconnect with replacement chargers

Thu 21st July 2016

Giving Corby’s electric vehicle drivers increased recharging options, Chargemaster has replaced five of the borough’s oldest public charging points across its 23-strong Plugged in Midlands network with state of the art units. Chargemaster’s new charging posts boast a reliability record of more than 98% and will b...

Nissan offers free Chargemaster Homecharge unit with all LEAF finance purchases

Tue 5th July 2016

Chargemaster, one of the official charging partners to Nissan GB, has announced it will offer free Homecharge units for Nissan LEAF customers in a new nationwide campaign. Private and business customers purchasing a new Nissan LEAF using Nissan’s finance package between 1 July and 30 September 2016 will be eligible ...

AA AND CHARGEMASTER BUST MYTHS TO FULLY CHARGE THE ELECTRIC CAR REVOLUTION

Fri 1st July 2016

The UK is at a tipping point, with electric car sales set to soar, once drivers overcome the many myths or misconceptions, according to new AA research. The AA expects that, based on AA members’ car buying intentions (1) and future trends, there will be more than 500,000 electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles in use b...