Vattenfall plans EV charging network across GB

Vattenfall is to begin installing ‘pay-as-you-go’ electric vehicle (EV) charging points in Great Britain that will be open to all EV drivers. From June, the company plans to partner with commercial developers, real-estate companies, industries, fleet owners and public bodies such as local authorities, to install points across the country.

Tomas Björnsson, Vattenfall’s head of e-mobility, said: “We have big ambitions for rolling out InCharge in GB. Its early days for our market entry but we know from our success in growing the EV market in Germany, the Netherlands and Sweden – and recent rapid growth in low carbon transport in GB – that we have a strong offer to make to the British driver.

“Many charging poles in Britain are closed to a select number of users. We don’t think that will help grow the British electric vehicle market as fast as is needed. That’s why we believe it is beneficial if both public and business-owned semi-public charging infrastructure can be made available for all drivers. It makes EV charging hassle free for the driver, and maximises utilisation of infrastructure for the real estate owners that invest in charging.”

Vattenfall hopes to install its first charging poles – either directly or via a partner – during the second half of 2018. The company also wants to target  the domestic market, allowing drivers to charge easily at home, at work and in public.

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