The growing appetite for electric vehicles has led bright sparks One Way Electrical to start up a new EV charging business.
The Stoke-on-Trent company has launched EV Smart Charging to resolve the major issue holding back householders and companies from buying green, electric cars – a lack of charging points.
The new firm will utilise half of One Way’s 12-strong workforce who have undertaken installation training; and additional jobs are expected to be created in the future as demand grows.
Wayne Bennett, owner of One Way Electrical, said: “EV Smart Charging is targeting both the domestic and commercial market.
“More car manufacturers are now producing electric cars and vans and the public demand is there. A recent survey by the AA showed that the main barrier to purchasing an electric vehicle is the fear of not being able to charge it and we believe that’s where our new business can help.”
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“One Way Electrical will bring know-how and business knowledge to EV Smart Charging, working with companies to fit multiple smart charging points at business parks, large companies, hotels, leisure centres and in the public sector across the country.”
He added: “Quality is at the heart of our offer. We will only use top-rated car charging stations at every location. Prior to installation, we will assess each premises unique requirements, so that we can ensure we provide a cost-effective, quick charging and tailored solution.
“The types of car charging stations that we are able to provide, range from standard three-pin plug-in systems for residential properties, through to entire networks for large corporations, public spaces or shopping centres.”