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45% of all new UK charge points installed in 2017 are on the Polar network

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Polar has revealed that 45% of all UK charge points installed in 2017 are on the Polar network.

The network, operated by Chargemaster, says it now represents 51% of the total number of chargers installed across the country.

More than 80% of the rapid chargers added to the Polar network in 2017 were supplied free of charge to site hosts, including installation, representing private investment of over £1.2 million.

As well as more rapid chargers, more than 500 fast charging points were added to the Polar network last year.

Chargemaster’s chief executive David Martell said: “More than 700 charging points were added to the Polar network in 2017, and we plan to more than double that figure in 2018.

"We already have 40,000 users and Polar will maintain its position as the national network of choice for EV drivers in the UK.

“Tens of thousands of Polar plus subscribers are accessing our network in the easiest and most convenient way, with RFID card access and monthly billing for both private and business customers – the latter enabled by the recent launch of our Polar corporate subscription for multiple users.”

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