West Midlands-based property investors LCP are partnering with EV charging operator PoGo to install 329 ultra-rapid double-socketed power dispensers at 89 of its retail and commercial sites across England, Scotland and Wales.
PoGo will fund every installation. Work is due to begin before April and is expected to take eighteen months.
LCP, part of M Core, manages around £2.7 billion of UK shops, commercial and residential sites. The investors’ boss James Buchanan said “Over the past couple of years we’ve installed 78 rapid EV charging points in 36 of our locations. Working with PoGo will enable us to quadruple our EV charging offer, means customers to our retail sites will have access to 329 safe and convenient chargers, providing a charging solution to 658 EV customers.
“PoGo is a young company, but we are impressed with its ambitions and are confident PoGo will help us to meet our responsibilities.
PoGo managing director Stuart Douglas said “This agreement is a perfect example of two organisations coming together to deliver a shared ambition, getting the right infrastructure in the right place, to serve the right people.”
Each installation will feature the PoGo Touch. Rated flexibly at between 50 kW to 600kW this unit offers what are believed to be the fastest charging speeds of any device currently on the UK market. Its 32-inch touch screen displays tariff and payment instructions, as well as potential customisable advertising for local retailers.
PoGo’s boss said LCP chose it not just for its technology, but for its professionalism and agility. “Proven reliability, both of our technology and in our operational delivery, were key to securing this exciting partnership,” he added.
Daniel Rainsden, property cost controller for LCP, commented: “We are thrilled to embark on this significant venture with PoGo. LCP recognises the importance of sustainable practices and believes in playing a pivotal role in fostering a cleaner air environment.
“This initiative aligns with our commitment to community well-being, providing enhanced convenience for EV users throughout the UK. We are confident that this collaboration will not only meet the growing demand for EV charging but also contribute positively to the communities surrounding our retail developments”.