Aussie EV charging firm JOLT expands to UK

JOLT streetside EV charger in London, UK
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Australian EV charging compony JOLT has further expanded its global footprint launching its charging network in the United Kingdom (UK).

The UK is now set to benefit from free, fast and clean streetside EV charging kiosks as JOLT plans to roll out thousands of charging stations across London and UK cities in the coming years.

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JOLT’s EV charging reach includes Australia, New Zealand, Canada and now the UK with a sustainable charging solution driven by 100% renewable energy. Across the JOLT EV charging network, similar to the customer proposition JOLT delivers in Australia, all electric vehicle drivers can access 7kWh of free charging per day, which equates to 40 to 50km of range and 15 to 20 minutes of charge time, depending on the vehicle.

JOLT operates a digital out-of-home advertising network of screens integrated with its charging stations, which allow for the allocation of free charging, and provide like-minded brands access to JOLT’s audience.

JOLT has started installing a comprehensive network of EV charging stations nationwide, with the first sites now installed in the London Borough of Barnet.

JOLT CEO Doug McNamee said, “The rollout of our first chargers in London represents a tremendous expansion of our growing international charging network. The UK is now our third international market, following JOLT’s expansion to New Zealand and our recent announcement to roll out chargers in Canada this year.

“We have ambitious plans to grow JOLT into a significant global company with our state-of-the-art chargers that run on renewable energy. This drives our mission to enhance the accessibility and convenience of EV charging infrastructure across the UK and contribute to a greener future by reducing air pollution.

“Our free, fast and clean charging stations introduce a game-changing solution for EV drivers in the UK, resulting in significant cost savings, allowing them to travel more freely and further reducing any barriers to EV uptake.

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“This significant saving for drivers is expected to make EV ownership even more attractive to a range of UK car buyers, looking for convenience, sustainability on their transport choices and cost-effective vehicles.”

Barnet in North London is the first UK Borough to partner with JOLT following a £2.1 million funding grant to Barnet, as part of the Local Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (LEVI) Pilot Project, a government scheme supporting the rollout of EV charging infrastructure. LEVI aims to deliver a step change in the expansion and growth of on-street charging infrastructure across the UK.

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