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Polar becomes ‘UK’s largest rapid charging network’

Polar, operated by Chargemaster, is claiming to have the UK's largest rapid charging network after it installed its 300th rapid charging point.

The latest addition to its network has been installed at the Best Western Garden Court Aylesbury hotel in Buckinghamshire.

Chargemaster’s chief executive David Martell said: “Increasing the number of rapid charge points across the UK is an important priority in supporting the uptake of electric vehicles.

“We are adding new rapid chargers to the Polar network every week and now have units within five minutes of half of all M25 junctions, with others positioned along the Strategic Road Network and at other popular destinations.”

Chargemaster’s rollout programme for its Ultracharge rapid charger, which is made in the UK and benefits from falling below the usual planning permission height, offers units to site hosts at no cost to them, including installation, it says.

The latest rapid charge points to join the Polar network are available to Polar plus members via its subscription service.

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  • The Engineer - 22/10/2017 17:28

    Its great that they are expanding and they charge a very reasonable 9p a kw/h, charging per kw/h is by far the only fair charge model. The problem is the £7.85 standing charge means the cost per kw/h is in effect higher so you need to take on at least 88kw/h per month to be worth while, again not so bad but there are just not enough rapid chargers yet so PHEV drivers are still out in the cold. I would rather pay 10,11 maybe 12p/kw/h on a pay as you go basis without the standing charge. (also being charged for slow charge use per kw/h too)

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