The UK’s largest electric vehicle (EV) charging network is to be supplied by 100% renewable energy from August.
The electricity usage of the POLAR network, which includes Charge Your Car sites, will be certified and matched to energy generated from green sources, enabling its 40,000 members to charge their vehicles without using fossil fuels.
Operator Chargemaster provides its members with access to more than 5,600 charging points across the UK, representing more than 40% of all charge points.
In the first half of the year, EVs were supplied with more than 500,000kWh of electricity.
David Martell, Chief Executive of Chargemaster said: “Switching POLAR, the UK’s largest EV charging network, to renewable energy is great news for EV drivers in the UK. It reduces the overall emissions of electric motoring, removing the upstream footprint of electricity generation in the same way as drivers have eliminated their tailpipe emissions.”
The government recently announced plans to ban diesel and petrol cars from 2040 and has proposed changes to driver licensing rules that is expected to make it easier for van drivers to switch to greener vehicles.