Good Energy has become the latest supplier to launch an EV charging service, after having EVs in its sights for a long time.
The ‘all-in-one’ EV charging service, dubbed ‘One Point’, will be for businesses looking to offer destination or workplace charging.
The green energy supplier will recommend, install and maintain the charging services, having agreed partnerships with Swarco and RAW Infrastructure. The charge points will be supplied with 100% renewable energy by Good Energy.
Four chargers have been installed at the Watergate Bay Hotel in Cornwall in the pilot of the scheme. The chargers are embedded with smart, load balancing technology, Good said, enabling smart charging
Lessons from the pilot are to be used to expand the full offering to businesses across the UK, and hopefully simplify the installation of chargers for businesses.
As EV uptake increases, destination and workplace charging will be important for “large numbers of drivers”, Good said, providing an important opportunity for businesses as well as helping to decarbonise transport.
Tim Wynn-Jones, head of energy solutions at Good Energy, said: “The EV market is currently fragmented and complex, but it will soon be essential for UK businesses to offer charging — to their employees, visitors and customers.”
Good is no stranger to the EV market, having taken a 12.9% stake in Zap-Map in March, as well as having committed to the HAVEN research project, which is looking at vehicle-to-grid technologies.
It has been focusing on a smarter, more technologically-advanced approach that centres on battery storage – including partnerships with Belectric and Powerstar earlier this year – and electric vehicles, since raising £10 million for the switch in strategy in 2017.
Juliet Davenport, founder and CEO of Good Energy, said the offering is a “really exciting step” in Good’s low carbon journey.