Luton based Chargemaster have just announced their 1 millionth charge using their nationwide network of EV charge points. A total of around 9.5 million kWh of electricity has been pumped out since September 2012. The level of charge is sufficient for more than 49 million electrically driven miles.
In 2014, the British firm installed its 10,000th public and commercial charging point. It was also ranked as one of the fastest growing technology companies in the Sunday Times Hiscox Tech Track 100 league table.
Chargemaster records all charging events through its Chargevision back office system and while it took nearly two years to rack up 500,000 charges – from the first one in September 2012 to half a million in July 2014 – it took just six months to reach its one millionth charge.
The rapid growth in electric vehicles is supported by figures from the SMMT, which show that the number of plug-in cars registered in the UK rose from 3,586 in 2013 to 14,518 in 2014.
David Martell, CEO of Chargemaster, said:
“Figures from our charging network echo the recent good news from the UK motor industry regarding the growth in electric vehicle sales. It is clear that the increasing diversity of plug-in cars available is appealing to consumers and that drivers are recognising the benefits that electric vehicles bring in both reducing their cost of motoring and their emissions.”