Auatralian EV charging company Jolt has launched in the UK, initially to provide a network of roadside 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.
EV drivers will have access to 7kWh, or about 30 miles, of free, fast and clean EV charging per day with approximately 15 minutes of charge time and without the need for at-home charging facilities.
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.
Jolt plans to roll out thousands of charging stations across the UK in the coming years.
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.”
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.”