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News 25th Apr 2022

The Irish News – Everun planning 500 new EV charge points

Belfast energy firm Everun planning 500 new EV charge points

BELFAST-based energy tech company Everun has launched a new business division offering electric vehicle charging solutions to EV owners and businesses across the north.

And it has set a first-year target of completing 500 installations for domestic and commercial customers after its engineering team was accredited by the government’s Office for Zero Emission Vehicles (OZEV).

Set up in 2010 and best known for its provision of onshore wind turbine generator asset management services, Everun (https://www.evchargeni.com) has already established partnerships with major EV charger suppliers such as Andersen.

That facilitates its team to offer a range of EV charging solutions to owners who need to charge up at home, to businesses who would like to offer charging to employees and customers, and to retailers who want to offer a better experience to their shoppers and visitors.

“It’s predicted that by 2030 there will be 400,000 electric vehicles on the roads here in Northern Ireland,” says Everun’s managing director Michael Thompson.

“And with the ban approaching on new cars and vans that operate on fossil fuel, we need a better charging infrastructure in place to deal with the rising demand for EVs.

“Given our experience in renewable energy generation, moving into delivery systems such as electric vehicle charging is a natural opportunity to use our existing engineering capabilities in a new way.

“We’re particularly delighted to have attained OZEV accreditation, which means home and businesses in Northern Ireland can avail of grants if they use us as an accredited installer.”

He added: “With EV registrations growing rapidly, access to a diverse charging network will be critical to meeting targets for renewable energy use and reduction in carbon emissions.”

The company has already begun the roll-out of EV charge points and insists its year-one target of 500 “will be met and surpassed”.