Source East network to switch off

Chargemaster to take on and upgrade Source East points


Chargemaster has announced that it will offer to take on any Source East charging points to its Polar network once the regional network shuts down at the end of the month.

The offer includes complementary upgrades and maintenance packages for existing site owners, as well as replacing any obsolete posts free of charge. Chargemaster is also offering site owners its new Ultracharge rapid unit to be installed at no cost to the host.

The news comes as those behind the Source East network will shut it down on 31st March, while Chargemaster has also announced that it will invest £15 million in expanding the Polar network.

All existing Chargemaster points that were operated by Source East will become part of the Polar network with immediate effect. The company, which is based in Luton, will be rolling out a maintenance and upgrade programme for those existing units, with no cost to the site owners.

The company is also offering site owners in the region, that have other manufacturer’s points installed, the opportunity to change over to Chargemaster units. This will see the points added to the Polar network, with access available either via RFID card/fob, or through the smartphone app.

David Martell, Chargemaster CEO, said: “I’m sure it will come as welcome news to EV owners in the area that several Source East charging points will enter the Polar network. Drivers will no longer need to put up with an unreliable and under-funded network, giving them complete peace of mind when travelling in the area.”

Find existing Source East and/or Chargemaster’s Polar network charge points by using the filters on the Zap-Map map.