The Bicester-based start-up has seen a huge upsurge in enquiries following the announcement of the government's new Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Strategy last month and now expects planned production to increase exponentially as a result.
This could ultimately create dozens of jobs at the brand's Oxfordshire HQ and across the UK, with the plan to manufacture charging units with local partners to add social value and minimise environmental impact.
Heightened interest in EZ-Charge's range of charging solutions, which include everything from home chargers to 50kWh rapids, is focused primarily on its advanced 22kWh unit. It is believed to be the only 22kWh unit currently available that accepts contactless payment. In addition, it offers a wealth of features that ensure it complies with all legislation set out in the government strategy.
- Best-in-class CPMS (computer performance management system)
- Open data technology
- 99%+ uptime
- 24/7 helpline
- Roaming capability (meaning all EZ-Charge units can be used by all drivers without any membership or registration)
EZ-Charge founder and CEO, Phil Shadbolt OBE, said: "We were thrilled when the government announced its new strategy last week and even happier when we realised that the charger features demanded by the new legislation had been built into our chargers as 'must-haves' from the very beginning.
"However, we were not expecting the announcement to translate into actual interest from potential customers quite so quickly. We've literally been overwhelmed, and we've had to go back to the drawing board to dramatically revise our production schedule upwards."
He added: Our speciality as a brand is working with local authority partners to devise, install and manage off-street charging hubs in the hearts of communities where people work, live and play. It's local authorities like this that will be keen to apply for the new government funding and our proven track record from leading projects like Oxfordshire Park & Charge makes us the ideal partner to support their bids."