The UK Chargemaster EV charging network has reached the one millionth charging session milestone.
These one million charging sessions using Chargemaster’s UK network of charging points, is said by the company to have provided drivers with a total of around 9.5 million kilowatt-hours of electricity since September 2012.
Chargemaster stated the figure is enough for electric vehicles to drive a total of more than 49 million miles.
In 2014, the British firm, which is considered to be the country’s leading provider of electric vehicle charging infrastructure, installed its 10,000th public and commercial charging point. It was also ranked as one of the fastest growing technology companies in the Sunday Times Hiscox Tech Track 100 league table.
Chargemaster explained it records all charging events through its Chargevision back office system and while it took nearly two years to rack up 500,000 charges – from the first one in September 2012 to half a million in July 2014 – it took six months to reach the one millionth charge.
The growth in EV charging on Chargemaster’s network is in line with UK vehicle sales figures, which show that the number of plug-in cars registered in the UK quadrupled from 2013 to 2014.
“Figures from our charging network echo the recent good news from the UK motor industry regarding the growth in electric vehicle sales, said David Martell, CEO of Chargemaster. “It is clear that the increasing diversity of plug-in cars available is appealing to consumers and that drivers are recognizing the benefits that electric vehicles bring in both reducing their cost of motoring and their emissions.”