EV charging firm EZ-Charge is preparing to ramp up production of its chargepoints following the government’s latest charging infrastructure targets.
The Bicester-based start-up is making plans to increase production of its self-developed 22kWh charging units, having apparently received a huge upsurge in enquiries following the announcement of the government’s new Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Strategy last month.
EZ-Charge says the move has the capacity to 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.
Phil Shadbolt OBE, EZ-Charge founder and CEO, 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.”