Chargemaster is to add an additional 2,000 charging points to its Polar network.
The growth intends to resolve issues across London and other parts of the UK where many old third-party charging points installed under the government Plugged in Places scheme have been unserviceable for some time.
As a result, Chargemaster is making an open offer to local authorities to replace these publicly available units free of charge to enable infrastructure to be upgraded.
The move includes the installation of over 1,000 charge points in London, some of which will replace old charging stations supplied by third parties.
Around 600 points will be entirely new locations, with a focus on destinations such as hotels, supermarkets and health clubs.
In addition to the new 1000 Chargemaster charging points, the company will transfer more than 300 existing charging points from Source London's network of 1500 points later this year. These charging points will become fully integrated within the UK Polar network.
David Martell, chief executive of Chargemaster, siad: “Chargemaster is committed to making electric vehicles a viable option to people across the UK, and this latest move solidifies that intention. By growing our network nationwide, but also focusing on traditionally poor areas of service, such as London, we are confident we will make a marked difference for EV owners wanting to charge on the move”.
“100% serviceability of charging points is crucial and Chargemaster’s programme will help ensure that motorists in London and elsewhere will see a clear improvement of availability.”