Australian EV charging company Jolt has launched in the UK, initially providing a network of roadside EV charge stations in the London Borough of Barnet.
The first installations in Barnet have begun, with the network being rolled-out over the next few months.
One of the major advantages of Jolt’s charging network is its free pricing model. The first 7kWh of energy are free, with paid energy usage afterwards. This makes JOLT’s charging stations an attractive option for EV owners who may be hesitant to pay for charging or who do not have access to other charging options.
EV drivers will have access to 7kWh charging of free charging per day with approximately 15 minutes of charge time.
To enjoy the benefits of the complimentary daily 7kWh, you need to use the Jolt app.
The partnership follows a £2.1m funding grant to the London Borough of Barnet, as part of the Local Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (LEVI) Pilot Project, a government scheme supporting the rollout of EV charging infrastructure.
Councillor Alan Schneiderman, Cabinet Member for Environment & Climate Change, said,
“I’m very pleased to see London’s first Jolt charge points being installed in Barnet as another step towards making transport in the borough more environmentally friendly.
“As well as clean air, our ambition is for Barnet to be net zero by 2042 and, as such, we need to continue to work with our communities and partners to find the right solutions to get us there – joining the Jolt EV charging network is part of this.”
Jolt plans to roll out thousands of charging stations across the UK in the coming years.
John Rainford, UK Country Manager, Jolt, said,
“We are proud to express our commitment to making EV charging accessible through seamless customer experience, especially for those without home charging, and empowering EV ownership in the UK while helping minimise emissions created by transport.
“Thanks to our partners who are working towards the same ambitious net zero goals, we anticipate accelerated growth and expansion of Jolt’s EV charging infrastructure across the country.”
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