The electric vehicle (EV) chargepoint management company, Fuuse, has announced the appointment of Alex Baker alongside a partnership with Siemens, as the it expands into Ireland.
Baker has over 20 years of experience in fleet management and technology, supporting organisations with EV strategies, e-mobility and V2G projects. He has been appointed as country manager for Ireland, a fast growing market.
“With a target of nearly a million EVs on the roads in Ireland by 2030 and following several new initiatives to encourage EV adoption across the country, the need for robust and scalable charging infrastructure is now paramount to Ireland’s climate action success,” commented Baker.
“For businesses, destinations, local authorities and fleets, this means considering how EV uptake and sustainability goals will affect their operations, and what charging facility they will need to cover all of their business and driver needs.”
Fuuse has also been announced as Siemens preferred UK and Ireland supplier for workplace and destination car park EV infrastructure.
Siemens EV chargers, powered by Fuuse are currently being installed at DCU Alpha in Dublin City University’s Innovation Campus.
Siemens eMobility lead in Ireland, Owen Murray, highlighted the benefits this partnership with bring to electric fleets in Ireland: “In order to meet targets for electric vehicle adoption, we must ensure electric vehicle infrastructure across Ireland is accessible to everyone. Working with our preferred software supplier, Fuuse, we’re installing charging stations, which can optimise energy consumption, and provide opportunities for additional revenue, perfect for use across private premises – offices, hospitals, university campuses and more.”
In November last year, research by the Northern and Western Regional Assembly stated that the lack of publicly available EV chargepoints in rural Ireland raised “serious doubts about the government’s ability to deliver on the Climate Action Plan’s commitment to have almost one million EVs on Irish roads by 2030”.
Fuuse is also working with installers eCharge to build EV charging hubs to the five star Castlemartyr Resort Hotel in County Cork.
Neil Campbell, managing director of eCharge at eEnergy Plc said: “We selected Fuuse as our foundation for eCharge because it provides a versatile charge point management platform designed to open standards and is compatible with all OCPP compliant devices. The platform enables our customer to generate recurring income through platform sales”.