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Chargemaster named among top tech companies for third year running

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Chargemaster in Sunday Times Hiscox Tech Track 100 for third year in a row
• Tech Track 100 lists UK’s fastest-growing technology companies
• The EV charging point supplier has supplied more than 50,000 units

The UK’s premier electric vehicle (EV) charging point supplier, Chargemaster has featured on the Sunday Times Hiscox Tech Track 100 list for the third consecutive year, meaning that it has once again posted exceptional sales growth.

The league table lists the UK’s top 100 fastest-growing private technology companies, based on their sales over the last three years. Chargemaster first appeared on the table in 2014, and is ranked 66th on this year’s list.

Chargemaster’s third consecutive appearance on the Tech Track 100 list demonstrates the impressive sales success that it has enjoyed in recent years. Its UK manufacturing facility now produces 2,000 EV charging units each month, with the company supplying its 50,000th charger this year.

The company’s focus on quality products and services has meant that it is well-placed to serve the growing EV market, partnering with a number of electric vehicle manufacturers, such as Mitsubishi, Nissan and Tesla. It has also joined forces with the AA, to educate motorists about the benefits of owning an EV.

David Martell, Chargemaster CEO, commented: “To be included in the Sunday Times Tech Track 100 list for a third time in three years is an exceptional achievement, which we are hugely proud of. Chargemaster continues to go from strength-to-strength, thanks to a focus on product quality and reliability, as well as a strong EV market in the UK and Europe.”

The Sunday Times Tech Track 100 is compiled by Fast Track and was published in the Sunday Times on September 11 2016.

Source: Chargemaster

 

Chargemaster UltraCharger Leads The Way For Next Generation Of Electric Vehicle Infrastructure

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Chargemaster has revealed its new UltraCharger, a rapid charger for electric vehicles, which modernises electric vehicle charging through a number of innovations.

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Unveiled at leading low-carbon show LCV2015 by Anna Soubry, Minister for Small Business, Industry and Enterprise, the UltraCharger promises to revolutionise electric vehicle charging.

Manufactured at the company’s plant in Luton, Bedfordshire, the UltraCharger is the only rapid charger to be designed and built in the UK. Chargemaster expects to build 1,000 units in its first full year and will be exporting the UltraCharger globally, with an initial focus on Europe.

Measuring 120cm(H) x 60cm(W) x60cm(D), the UltraCharger is considerably smaller and lighter than previous rapid chargers on the market, meaning it does not need planning permission to be installed in many instances.

Electric vehicle owners will not only be able to access the UltraCharger via an RFID membership card, but also a contactless debit or credit card. It can also be controlled using Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR), meaning that on recognising a vehicle’s number plate, it will authorise the user and automatically start charging.

With an improved user interface, which has a large 12-inch touchscreen with graphical display, users will be greeted personally on screen when presenting their card to the UltraCharger. Owners will also receive a text message to inform them when charge has reached a pre-set level.

The UltraCharger offers three cables making it compatible with all EVs on the market that charge up to 50kW units. The design-focused unit is not only aesthetically improved on previous rapid chargers but also has cable retraction, removing untidy cables from view when not in use.

Chargemaster CEO David Martell commented: “We’ve always been at the forefront of electric vehicle charging, and we’re proud to unveil the UltraCharger, which takes the industry a massive step forward in terms of modernisation.

“We are proud to be able to manufacture these in the UK, supporting the local economy, while offering high-quality good-value rapid chargers to the electric vehicle market.”

He added: “With a host of innovations, such as automatic number plate recognition and contactless payments, the UltraCharger will make life even easier for EV owners.”

Business Minister Anna Soubry said: “Research and development is vital to the long-term productivity and growth of our successful automotive industry, and will help companies secure a big share of growing international markets like low carbon and electric vehicles. UltraCharger is a good example of this and I am delighted to unveil it at LCV 2015.”

Source: Chargemaster