Chargemaster, one of the UK’s leading providers of electric vehicle charging infrastructure, has been awarded the Barclays Social Innovation Award from The Sunday Times Hiscox Tech Track 100. The award is a result of the company’s rapid rollout of charging infrastructure to help make electric cars a viable choice for as many drivers as possible.
Chargemaster was placed among Britain’s fastest-growing tech firms in this year’s Sunday Times Hiscox Tech Track 100. In 2014, Chargemaster reached the milestone of having supplied more than 20,000 domestic electric car charging points in the UK and nine other European countries, as well as installing its 10,000th commercial and public charging point as part of the government’s electric vehicle infrastructure scheme.
Following controversy that a third of Source London EV charging points were offline, Chargemaster announced that 99% of their charging points were live and operational.
David Martell, Chargemaster’s founder and chief executive said: “We are honoured to receive this award for social innovation for our part in helping to get ultra-low emission cars onto British roads. We are seeing significant growth in electric vehicle sales in the UK and they are undoubtedly improving air quality and helping motorists to reduce their emissions.”