Chargemaster has acquired and upgraded the electric vehicle (EV) charging network in Luton.
The move follows the closure of EV infrastructure provider Source East, which previously owned and managed the town’s charging points.
In a statement the group said it shut down due to increasingly unmanageable financial costs and dwindling support from public bodies.
The units, which are now part of Chargemaster’s POLAR network of more than 5,000 chargers, have been upgraded to the latest specification as part of a £15 million investment from the company.
Chargemaster is offering all charger ‘hosts’ complementary upgrades, maintenance and communication packages, alongside the free rapid charge points given out to replace the closing regional network.
David Martell, CEO of Chargemaster, said: “We are very pleased to work with Luton Borough Council to ensure local EV drivers are able to rely on the public charging network in the area.
“We are committed to expanding our POLAR network and properly maintaining it so that the nation’s charging infrastructure reflects the needs of the growing number of EV owners.”
An EV car sharing club will go live in London on the 26th of April.