eEnergy will work with EO Charging to install “at least” 50,000 electric vehicle (EV) chargers by 2030 as part of its commitment to set up the UK’s largest public sector charging network.
A new service called eCharge cuts off start-up costs and can be combined with products to purchase clean energy and save energy, including upgrading LED lighting so schools, colleges, hospitals and councils can protect themselves from rising electricity bills.
The agreement with EO is designed to “supply massive EV charging for the UK education sector”.
The first 200 installations will be completed in April 2022, and at least 2,000 chargers will be installed during the first year.
The companies said installing standard chargers for EVs is currently not a viable option for many schools and public sector organizations. By offering long-term full-service performance contracts, eCharge customers can set up EV charging without upfront investments. The service also offers new revenue opportunities when schools and other organizations will be able to charge fees by making charging points available to local communities or by providing parking fees.
Harvey Sinclair, CEO of eEnergy, said: “Like many employers, schools are facing growing demand for chargers for electricity when energy costs reach record highs. Our ambitious deployment will make life easier for teachers and other drivers by offering an inaccessible and affordable alternative. ”
eCharge offers charging models of 7 kW, 11 kW and 22 kW. A conventional charger can provide a charge of up to 80% in three hours and is said to be compatible with all electric vehicles on the market.
The eCharge will be managed by Neil Campbell, who has joined the Managing Director from the MoneyExpert price comparison website.