Charge Your Car to share strategy for electric vehicle recharging at LCV2012

24 July 2012 #SMMT News
  • Subscription-free, pay-as-you-go recharging network to be expanded nationally with a target of 10,000 charge points.
  • Inclusive, ‘open source’ network will be accessible by all EV drivers, all charge point hosts and network operators, and all charge point manufacturers.
  • Second generation pay-as-you-go charge point management system under development.

Charge Your Car Limited will deliver its plans for national, pay-as-you-go, ‘open source’ electric vehicle charging points at this year’s LCV2012 event, running 5-6 September at Millbrook Proving Ground.

Charge Your Car will outline how taking an ‘open source’ approach to the creation and management of EV recharging infrastructure can speed the uptake of EVs.

“The UK has multiple regional networks of charge points in closed membership schemes, which is delaying the adoption of electric vehicles in the UK,” said Alexandra Prescott, Operations Manager, Charge Your Car.

“EV users cannot ‘roam’; they need to join multiple membership schemes, pay multiple subscriptions, and use multiple means of accessing the charge points. All of this creates hassle and imposes unnecessary expense.”

The Charge Your Car initiative is the result of a joint venture between Elektromotive Limited, a provider of EV charge points and charge point management systems, and Charge Your Car (North) Ltd.


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