A partnership between PoGo and REI PLC has brought Derby’s fastest public electric vehicle charging units to Southgate Retail Park.
Drivers can now power up using one of the two PoGo ultra-rapid 200kW Touch Plus chargers or one of the two 7kW chargers while they make use of the retail park’s shops and amenities, which include Starbucks and a gym.
The two PoGo ultra-rapids are the fastest available in the area, and installed with total accessibility in mind. They have wide bays and hatched areas, and a cleverly-designed cable management system to make them easy for drivers to use and ensure the area around the units is kept tidy and safe for when the next driver arrives. The chargers allow various payment options, including contactless bank cards, RFID payment cards, PoGo mobile app, webpay, and Octopus Electroverse.
Southgate Retail Park is the first site in a pipeline of projects PoGo is planning with Real Estate Investors PLC, and the company already has five more sites across the Midlands, where it hopes to install another eleven ultra-rapid chargers in the coming months.
Stuart Douglas, Managing Director at PoGo, is pleased to be supporting REI and bringing more EV chargers to drivers in the West Midlands: “We are proud to be bringing our reliable and easy to use ultra-rapid charging points to Derby,” says Stuart. “The addition of EV charging at REI’s Southgate Retail Park will help attract new customers to the shops and restaurants, supporting REI’s tenants at the same time as giving REI a consistent revenue stream and supporting its commitment to a more sustainable future.
“Demand for en route EV charging is growing and drivers want reliable charging at convenient locations,” Stuart continues. “We hope that our partnership with REI, and the rollout of our ultra-rapid charging at prime locations, will not only support existing EV drivers but also encourage others, and ultimately support local decarbonisation.”
Jack Sears, Asset Manager at REI PLC, says PoGo’s fully-funded product and service offering is best-in-class: “The PoGo team is taking care of the site analysis, design and installation, and providing the best charging technology and ongoing maintenance, to ensure that visitors have a quick and easy EV charging experience.
“As a leading real estate business, we want to create a positive legacy. We are prioritising the reduction of our own environmental impact, and by adding EV charging facilities at our sites we are also supporting the wider community and businesses who are similarly reducing their environmental impact.”