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Recent News

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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Chargemaster launches EV charging solution for fleets and leasing companies

Company News
Thu 14th December 2017
  • Chargemaster provides fleets with access to UK’s largest EV charging network
  • POLAR Corporate service provides single monthly subscription with multiple accounts
  • Account overview provides full traceability of costs and charging by individual drivers

Fleets and leasing companies are now able to benefit from a corporate subscription to the UK’s largest electric vehicle charging network, POLAR, with centralised invoicing for multiple users. The new service will allow fleet and transport managers to monitor charging costs centrally.

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Chargemaster to install 150 charging points in Lancashire

New Business
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 infrastructure, will install 150 new charging points across Lancashire, following a successful bid by Lancashire County Council to the Department for Transport’s Highway Maintenance Challenge Fund.

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Chargemaster wins contract for Nottingham Go Ultra Low City infrastructure

New Business
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 Council will see Chargemaster install around 230 charging points to support the growing number of electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles on the roads. At least 11 sites are set to be installed in Nottingham within six months, including at park-and-ride sites close to major routes.

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

In the Industry
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 market in the UK is expanding rapidly, and Chargemaster estimates that there will be 200,000 electric cars on UK roads by the end of next year.

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

Polar Network
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, operated by Chargemaster, now has more rapid chargers than any other network in the UK, with the installation of its 300th rapid charging point at the Best Western Garden Court Aylesbury hotel in Buckinghamshire. Read more “POLAR becomes UK’s largest rapid charging network with 300th unit”

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

Working Partnerships
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 offering members of the UK’s largest public electric vehicle (EV) charging network, POLAR, a 20% discount on parking in city centres across the UK and Ireland when they pre-book online.
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