SWARCO Smart Charging is launching PoGo, a new nationwide ultra-rapid charging network to help further encourage and accelerate the adoption of electric vehicles (EVs). It aims to build a network of over 2,000 ultra-rapid charging stations over the next four years.
The charging locations will be strategically positioned to be convenient for drivers and with easy access to public amenities, coffee shops, and food outlets. Each site will have multiple charging options which will be regularly serviced and maintained by an team of engineers. Swarco says drivers will be supported by a 24/7 in-house customer support team who can be contacted by phone, email, PoGo’s website or app, as well as PoGo’s social media channels.
“We are leveraging our considerable experience and learnings from the last 12 years to create a new network which will put the EV driver at the very heart of our operations,” says managing director Justin Meyer. “With battery-electric cars accounting for one-third of all new registrations in December and the total number of pure EVs on UK roads now reaching over 600,000, we know that accelerating the installation of suitable charging infrastructure is needed to support the current and future demands of EV drivers.”
The team is led by executive director Eugenio Herrero, who has previously launched and managed an EV network before. Herrero said, “By building a nationwide network of ultra-rapid chargers with full driver support, we hope to encourage more drivers to make the switch to electric.