UK supplier Good Energy has signed a new partnership with electric vehicle (EV) charging company Engenie, to support new business opportunities.
Speaking to Current±, Good Energy explained that the agreement would allow the company to offer businesses both rapid and fast charging services, broadening its scope.
Engenie specialises in rapid charging, and is on track to meet its target of installing 2,000 rapid chargers in the UK by 2024. This rollout is being supported by a £35 million funding round last July, with the investment commitment coming from European infrastructure fund Cube Infrastructure Fund II.
Good Energy launched an EV charging service One Point last October, which has been targeting businesses looking to offer destination or workplace charging. The company has already installed four charge points for the Watergate Bay Hotel, with more in its sights.
By partnering, the companies say they can cover a range of charging requirements, for any public or private business.
Ian Johnston, CEO of Engenie said that “different businesses require different types of charging infrastructure” and that the company was aware there was no “one-size fits all approach”.
“Our partnership with Good Energy will make it as convenient as possible for businesses, landlords and local authorities to realise the benefits of EVs and EV charging infrastructure and support the transition to a low carbon future.”
Good Energy are increasingly looking to increase their role in the EV sector, announcing today additionally that it has selected SWARCO eVolt as its equipment and services supplier for One Point. The company has also signed a contract with with RAW Charging to work on the One Point framework
The company’s CEO and founder, Juliet Davenport, echoed Johnston, saying that “more and more businesses are aware of the need to invest in clean transport".
“This new partnership means Good Energy can offer businesses a full range of EV charging needs, and, more importantly, is powered by 100% renewable power. Working with Engenie is the perfect complement to our own One Point service, and we are eager to get going.”
As the EV transition picks up pace, energy companies are looking to play an increasingly large role. The number of public charge point locations grew by 57% in 2019, according to Zap-Map, bringing the total to over 11,000.
National Grid is estimating that there could be more than 11 million EVs in the UK by 2030, ahead of the ban on internal combustion engine cars and hybrids in 2035.
Suppliers like EDF and British Gas are working to establish their place in the burgeoning sector. The French energy giant acquired charging company Pod Point recently, while Centrica has partnered with Volkswagen, Shell Energy has launched a EV bundle and Octopus Energy has partnered with EO to offer a charging solution.