Formed in 2003, Elektromotive is the original electric vehicle charging station company.
Elektromotive designs, manufactures, sells, installs, operates and maintains a complete range of Elektrobay® charging stations suitable for all requirements, supported by an advanced back office.
Elektromotive introduced the UK's first public access charge point, pioneered the use of the now industry standard RFID cards, and holds the patent for controlling the user access and activation of a charging station via a wireless key fob and secure plug enclosure (RFID card access).
Elektromotive was the first company to operate charge point user networks, the first to introduce public access Rapid DC charge points, the first to introduce cardless payment and pay-as-you-go charge points (using mobile phone IVR), and the first to pass 1 million hours of operational recharging.
Today, Elektrobay® charge points are being installed in shopping centres, car parks, on-street and in home garages notably in London, the South East of England, the North East of England, the North West of England, the Midlands, Scotland and Ireland, and supplied to Nissan, Renault, Peugeot, Citroën, General Motors, Toyota, Mitsubishi and BMW.
In 2011, Elektromotive was acknowledged as the European number one Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) vendor according to global cleantech intelligence company Pike Research.
Elektromotive has exported to 23 countries across Europe and Asia Pacific and has an installed base of more than 4,000 charge points, making it one of the UK and Europe’s leading electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE) vendors.
In June 2012, Elektromotive entered into a joint venture to form Charge Your Car Limited, to develop an advanced charge point management system (CPMS) based on OCPP (open charge point protocol). The Charge Your Car CPMS is compatible with all OCPP compliant charging stations from any manufacturer, and is offered to network operators and charge point owners on a white label or branded basis. Charge Your Car aims to create a fully interoperable national pay-as-you-go recharging network with a target of 10,000 charging points. www.chargeyourcar.org.uk