Fulcrum, the Sheffield-based independent utility infrastructure and services provider, has partnered with electric vehicle (EV) charging network, ChargePoint, to support the Government’s bid to bolster Britain’s network of EV charging infrastructure.
With a European headquarters in Amsterdam, ChargePoint has a 70% share of the North American EV charging solutions market. It expanded into the UK and Europe in 2017 and now offers a full portfolio of charging solutions and broadening its services for nearly every charging scenario.
ChargePoint is now engaging with Fulcrum to deliver an end-to-end service for commercial and residential development customers.
Having made early progress through the successful installation of electrical connections for several EV charging projects across the UK, Fulcrum is expanding its service capabilities through the partnership.
Fulcrum will actively market its holistic EV infrastructure service, including the supply and installation of EV charging stations, with Fulcrum designing, installing and owning the necessary electrical infrastructure.
Fulcrum will also become a ChargePoint recommended infrastructure provider to support ChargePoint’s operations in the UK.
The partnership will also help overcome the existing challenges of installing EV charging stations, such as dealing with multiple parties. ChargePoint’s decade of industry expertise, combined with Fulcrum’s capabilities and licence to own and adopt electrical infrastructure will also speed up the installation process.
The electric vehicle market, and the associated supply chain, is expected to grow rapidly over the coming years as the UK Government and public continue to embrace the quickly developing technology.
In the 2017 Budget, the Chancellor, Phillip Hammond, pledged to create a £400 million fund for a national charging network and subsidies for vehicle purchases.
Fulcrum CEO Martin Harrison said: “We are at the beginning of what is a rapid expansion in the uptake of electric vehicles, with car manufacturers and governments across the world placing an emphasis on developing the technology and associated infrastructure.
“The installation and management of EV charging points is a natural development for Fulcrum, building on our utility infrastructure expertise to enter this exciting new market that has the potential to change the face of transport.
“Thanks to our partnership with ChargePoint, Fulcrum will be at the forefront of this growing technology
Christopher Burghardt, Managing Director for Europe, ChargePoint, added: “With more than a decade of experience in the electric vehicle space and a quickly expanding presence in Europe, we are excited to partner with a forward-thinking company like Fulcrum to help accelerate the adoption of EV’s in the UK and beyond.”