Trojan Energy to deliver EV scheme for Barnet

Trojan Energy to deliver EV scheme for Barnet

Motorists in Barnet are soon to benefit from a multi-million pound investment in on-street, residential electric vehicle (EV) charging points.

Barnet, one of London's biggest boroughs, will see the installation of over 500 charging points, designed to be “flat-and-flush” with the pavement, that will enable residents without driveways to charge their EVs easily and locally, and embrace a move towards cleaner transport.

Barnet Council has awarded Trojan Energy a contract to deliver the £4.65 million project, £3.5 million of which was secured in Government grant funding, to boost the number of EV charging points in the borough. The funding is one of the largest amounts provided through the On-Street Residential Chargepoint Scheme, open to local authorities in the UK.

“We are delighted to be awarded this contract by Barnet. Trojan Energy’s mission has always been to ensure everyone benefits from the energy transition,” said Ian Mackenzie, CEO of Trojan Energy.

“We know that people are four times more likely to own an electric vehicle if they have a driveway but, by rolling out Trojan Energy’s on-street charging points, we are making owning an EV increasingly accessible to the millions of motorists that park on-street without cluttering our streets with permanent charging posts.”

Trojan Energy’s unique on-street EV charging points will be located across 34 of Barnet’s streets, and will be operational in phases by November 2022 and March 2023.

The design of the charging points leaves the pavement entirely clear of clutter and fully accessible to other pavement users when not in use. Customers will use a ‘lance,’ which they will keep in their possession, in order to connect their vehicle to the charging point at the roadside.

These points are linked via underground cables to cabinets, located discreetly up to 100m away, which send power to 15 charging units at any one time.

Based in Aberdeenshire in the North-East of Scotland, Trojan Energy was launched in 2016 to create an EV charging system that offers an equal opportunity to all drivers to charge their vehicles near their home, without inconveniencing other pavement users. The company aims to provide immediate, cheap, green energy at up to 22kW on residential streets.

“Our scheme to install hundreds more EV charging points is part of our wider sustainability programme to transform Barnet into a net zero borough,” said Barnet Council Environment and Climate Change Committee Chair, Cllr Alan Schneiderman.

“Supporting electric vehicles will not only help us ensure the air we breathe in Barnet is cleaner, it will also take us the next step closer to becoming a sustainable borough.

“Essential to the success of our programme will be working with partners and our residents and communities to provide the right support and infrastructure that will benefit everyone today who calls Barnet home, as well as preparing for tomorrow’s generation.”

Olly Goodall

Author:Olly Goodall
Date Updated:2nd Sep 2022

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