EV drivers travelling on the M25 will have access to 70 rapid chargers in the surrounding area as Chargemaster further expands its Polar electric vehicle charge point network.
Chargemaster’s Polar network claims to be “the UK’s largest provider of EV charging infrastructure” and has reported that it has more rapid chargers across London than any other operator.
The EV infrastructure specialist has worked with strategic partners to expand its network across the UK, including car park operator Q-Park, the IHG and Accor hotel groups, and intu shopping centres.
Members of the Polar network now have access to 18 rapid chargers within two miles of the M25, covering half of all junctions, and a maximum of one junction from all service areas on London’s orbital motorway.
Chargemaster’s Ultracharge rapid chargers installed as part of the TfL rapid charging network are supplied with renewable electricity from OVO Energy.
Chargemaster’s chief executive David Martell said: “Over the next two years, Chargemaster will be investing some £50m in the expansion of the POLAR network to ensure that it remains the most reliable and comprehensive charging network for electric vehicle drivers in the UK.
“The recent increase in provision within the M25 shows the speed of expansion that we will be maintaining to keep pace with the fast-growing electric car market.”