Formed in 2003, Elektromotive is the original electric vehicle charging station company.
Elektromotive introduced the UK's first public access charge point, the iconic Elektrobay®, installed in London, September 2006. We went onto pioneer the use of the now industry standard RFID access cards, and hold 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 homes and work places around the U.K. and supplied has supplied quality charging infrastructure to Nissan, Renault, Peugeot, Citroën, General Motors, Toyota, Mitsubishi, Mercedes and BMW.
Elektromotive has exported to 23 countries across Europe and Asia Pacific and has an installed base of more than 5,000 charge points, making it one of the UK and Europe’s leading electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE) vendors.
In 2011, Elektromotive was acknowledged as the European number one Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) vendor according to global cleantech intelligence company Pike Research.
In June 2012, Elektromotive entered into a joint venture to form our sister company Charge Your Car Limited, to develop an advanced charge point management system (CPMS) based on a global standard called 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 under the brand CYC and can also be used as a white label or branded solution such as the network we operate for Transport Scotland under the brand name Charge Place Scotland. Charge Your Car has created a fully interoperable national pay-as-you-go recharging network with over 4,000 charging points. In July 2014 Elektromotive acquired 100% of CYC. www.chargeyourcar.org.uk
In January 2017, Elektromotive became part of The Chargemaster Group, the UK’s largest electric vehicle charging provider. Focusing on increasing its network of public chargers and enhancing maintenance and customer services, the integration of Elektromotive into Chargemaster helps 90,000 EV drivers stay mobile across the UK and consolidates the UK electric vehicle infrastructure market.