While plug-in cars grew by 280 percent between 2019 and 2021, the number of public charge points increased by less than 70 percent. However, Monta and CTEK argue that this presents the perfect opportunity for more business and land-owners to get on board, opening up a brand new revenue stream.
The UK government recently extended the Workplace Charging Scheme (WCS) throughout 2022 and expanded it to provide more support for small businesses, with up to £15,000 available per building towards the cost of installing charge points.
“Although the number of charge points have increased over the past few years, it simply isn’t moving fast enough” said Alok Dubey, UK Country Manager at Monta. “We believe there’s a real gap in the market for UK businesses to start offering EV chargers, which is why we’ve partnered with CTEK to provide a service that streamlines and manages the entire process. Combining the software of Monta and hardware of CTEK means business owners get an end-to-end solution with minimal fuss. As everything is connected, it means we can see potential owners through the entire process - from installation to completion - to get them up and running as fast as possible.”
The partnership will provide businesses with features such as smart queueing, reservation, and load-balancing. Plus, as the charge points are open protocol, any make or model of EV is able to use the chargers.
Cecilia Routledge, Global Director Energy & Facilities at CTEK, added that CTEK’s own research shows that charger anxiety and infrastructure shortages present the biggest roadblocks for potential EV owners, but also that there’s a huge opportunity for UK businesses to solve this conundrum while opening up a brand new revenue stream.
“To keep up with the pace of EV demand, we need to be able to provide chargers that can solve current challenges as well as prepare for the next generation of electric vehicles” said Ms Rampage. “Monta’s intelligent charging features as well as its ability to embrace open charge points were important factors for us when deciding to team up, and we’re ready to make it even easier for business owners to provide charging solutions of their own.”
Established in Sweden more than 20 years ago, CTEK is one of the longest-serving businesses in the battery and vehicle charging market. Operating in more than 70 countries, it has built a reputation for quality, reliability and being first to market with new products and technologies, with CTEK products regularly topping ‘Best Buy’ tables.
Available as a web-based app, Monta connects business owners with manufacturers and installers to help provide EV charge points. Manufacturers can use the app to find businesses interested in installing charge points, while business owners can track energy consumption, usage, and costs in real-time.
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