Electric car charging stations
for local authorities

100% fully funded rapid chargers for councils

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The Engenie Experience

We’re looking to invest in busy council owned carparks, supporting Clean Air Strategy and decarbonisation. 100% funding available for installation and operation.

  • Council receives an ongoing, long-term income up to £100,000 over lease term
  • Space-efficient rapid chargers can be in carparks or on-street
  • Increase visitor dwell time, support local businesses and residents
  • Normal contactless payment and 24/7 driver helpline for best customer experience

What our partners think

"By welcoming private investment into the city from forward-thinking businesses like Engenie ... we’re generating additional revenue streams to invest back into vital services."

Michael Michael, Cardiff Council

"It’s not only beneficial to the environment, but also another great improvement to boost our local economy."

Hart District Council

"By partnering with innovative and customer-focused organisations like Engenie, we’ll continue to hold ourselves and the sector to the highest possible environmental standards."

Andy Kershaw, Marston's

Does your area offer the Engenie Experience?

We’re building a nationwide network of public rapid charge points that are accessible to all drivers.

Rolling out EV infrastructure to support low-emission, low-polluting vehicles is a major way in which local authorities can help combat both air pollution and climate change.

Be part of the future of transport, get in touch or download our brochure below.

Register your interest

One of our business development team will be in touch to discuss your mandate, ambitions and site(s). We take care of all the legwork: quantitatively assessing suitable charging locations, resolving any planning or property applications, and securing and paying for a direct grid connection.

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Download the Local Authorities brochure

Give this to your local councillor or use it to kick-start your cabinet’s conversation on providing EV rapid chargers in your area.

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Local Authorities brochure 2019

Frequently asked questions

What are the benefits of partnering with Engenie?

Support Clean Air Strategy and EV uptake with 100% funded and managed rapid charging service, at no cost to the council.

  • Receive an ongoing, long-term income of up to £100k over the lease term
  • All groundworks, grid connection, equipment, installation and ongoing operation provided at no cost
  • 24/7 fully managed service with pro-active monitoring and customer support
  • Chargers can be in carparks or on-street to support local businesses and residents, and increase visitor dwell time
  • Future infrastructure and software upgrades for free; long-term stability and security from institutional financial backing
  • 100% electricity from renewable sources

What is the driver customer experience like?

The most customer-friendly in the UK.

Drivers can pay by normal contactless with their credit or debit card, or their mobile wallet (e.g. ApplePay). This is standard across our chargers – which is rare.

Drivers don’t have to register or be a member, they can turn up and charge just like using a petrol station.

Our chargepoints are compatible with all cars currently on the market, including the very popular Renault Zoe.

Does Engenie have 24/7 driver support?

Absolutely. The number for our 24/7 helpline is on the front of every chargepoint, and our team can start, stop and re-set charges remotely.

How do drivers find Engenie chargepoints?

Engenie charger locations are shown on all major map and charging apps (including Google Maps), with live availability shown on ZapMap, WattsUp and in the in-car satnavs of Audi and Jaguar cars.

What does Engenie do about non-EV cars parking in the EV bays?

We can integrate with existing council carparking management to enforce the restriction on EV bays. In addition, most Engenie sites have two rapid chargers and multiple allocated charging bays, which are clearly marked on the tarmac and on signage as EV-only. There is usually a free parking bay with charger access even if one bay is “ICE’d”.

How is Engenie funded?

Engenie has secure infrastructure fund backing, which allows us to fully fund the installation and operation (including all customer service and maintenance) of public rapid chargers, at no cost to the host landlord.

What is the process for installing rapid EV chargers?

The first step is to have a conversation about your area and carparking with our business development team (you can request a callback here). We then use our proprietary site selection model to quantitatively and qualitatively assess your preferred charging sites and agree a list with you. Our Operations team applies for a direct grid connection on your behalf, and planning where required, and resolves any legal processes. Once you’re happy with the site plans, the lease is signed (this can be a standard lease across a number of sites) and we pay for the grid, book contractors and secure an energization date with the local network operator.

How long does it take to install rapid EV chargepoints?

There is no ‘standard’ timeline for charger installation. We have an experienced team in place to make the processes as efficient as possible, but parameters beyond our control within the legals or connection process can hold things up. From signing the lease, we aim to build and energise sites within 6-8 weeks.

Can the chargepoints have council street furniture branding?

Absolutely. We will make sure that the chargers fit into your existing street furniture and work with your team to design an approved chargepoint ‘wrap’ with all the necessary information on it (e.g. the 24/7 customer support line number).