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Chargemaster electrifies London with expansion of POLAR network

Company News
19th March 2018
  • Over 70 rapid chargers within the M25 accessible by electric vehicle drivers using the POLAR network
  • POLAR has 18 rapid chargers within two miles of the M25, covering half of all junctions on the orbital motorway
  • Rapid charging enables zero-emission motoring for drivers who do not have off-street parking

The UK’s largest electric vehicle charging network, POLAR, now has 70 rapid chargers within the M25 to provide quick and convenient charging for electric vehicle drivers, particularly those without off-street parking, and those driving in to and out of the capital.

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EV charging infrastructure to keep pace with UK electric car parc to 2040

Polar Network
5th March 2018
  • Electric car parc in the UK expected to grow to over 500,000 by 2020 and 8 million by 2030
  • Around 70,000 charging points expected by 2020 and over 500,000 forecasted by 2030
  • Chargemaster to invest £50m in expansion of POLAR charging network in next two years

Consumers can be confident that the array of new electric cars unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show will be supported by a rapidly expanding number of home, workplace and public charging points.

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One million public EV charging sessions per year by 2020 on POLAR network

Polar Network
2nd March 2018
  • Over one million charges per year on the public POLAR EV charging network by 2020
  • Around 11 million annual charges on Chargemaster home and workplace units by 2020
  • POLAR network to have around 25,000 charging points across the UK in next three years
  • Chargemaster predicts over 500,000 electric cars on UK roads by 2020

Chargemaster, the UK’s largest electric vehicle charging infrastructure provider, forecasts that it will see over one million public charging sessions per year on its POLAR network by 2020, but with most EV charging still happening at home, with around 11 million annual charging sessions expected on its UK-made home and workplace charging points.

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Chargemaster set to expand POLAR network with 2,000 new charging points this year

Polar Network
7th February 2018
  • Around 400 rapid chargers and 1,600 fast chargers to be added to the POLAR network this year
  • Chargemaster installed 33 rapid chargers on the POLAR network in January
  • POLAR members can already use over 6,500 charging points across the UK, many of which are free to use

Chargemaster is increasing the rate of rollout of the POLAR national charging network, the UK’s largest public charging network, by adding 2,000 new charging points in 2018, including around 400 rapid chargers.

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UK on course for 60% of new cars to be electric by 2030

In the Industry
17th January 2018
  • Chargemaster forecasts one million electric cars on UK roads by 2022
  • Current growth in registrations would see 60% of new cars being electric by 2030
  • More than 30 new electric models coming to market by 2020 giving consumers choice
  • Charging infrastructure keeping pace with growth of the electric car market

The UK is already on course to meet the target from the Committee on Climate Change for three-fifths of new cars to be electric by 2030, according to Chargemaster, which is closely monitoring the uptake of plug-in vehicles.

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UK’s largest EV charging network grows faster than all others in 2017

Company News
10th January 2018
  • More rapid chargers added to POLAR in 2017 than all other UK networks combined
  • Multi-million pound investment grew rapid charging network to become UK’s largest
  • For all charger types, over 43% of new points were added to the POLAR network

POLAR, the UK’s largest electric vehicle public charging network, added more rapid chargers in 2017 than every other UK-wide public charging network combined – representing 51% of the total number installed across the country.

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