Engenie is set to double the number of rapid chargers in the UK, installing over 2,000 by 2024.
The move comes after a £35 million investment commitment from European infrastructure fund Cube Infrastructure Fund II.
In May, data from Zap-Map revealed there were 2,189 rapid chargers across the country. This figure has since increased to 2,296 at 1,573 locations. Engenie’s plans for the installation of over 2,000 chargers will effectively double the number of rapid chargers in the UK.
The rapid charging points are to be installed at accessible public sites, including supermarkets and retail parks. By the end of this year, 100 sites are to have rapid chargers installed.
Engenie’s charge points don’t require a membership of connection fee, operating a contactless payment method. The 50kW chargers are compatible with all EVs currently on the market.
The charging company has been racking up a host of new partnerships over the last year, working with Marstons Inns and Taverns for the installation of rapid chargers and most recently announcing plans for 12 rapid chargers in collaboration with Cardiff Council.
Ian Johnston, Engenie CEO, said the EV market is “marching into the mainstream” and organisations can position themselves for the future by providing rapid charging.
“The EV tipping point is coming and this significant investment commitment positions us at the forefront of this burgeoning market.”