New UK Trade Association formed to represent the interests of the Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment Sector
Millbrook, UK – 4 September 2013
The UK EVSE, a trade association for the UK Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment sector, will be formally launched at LCV2013, taking place at Millbrook Providing Ground near Bedford. The UK Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment Association (UK EVSE) will represent the interests of charge point providers, charger manufacturers and suppliers of EV Charging Management Systems active in the UK market. The Rt. Hon. Norman Baker MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Regional and Local Transport) from the Department for Transport, will be the guest of honour and will attend the UK EVSE launch after officially opening LCV2013 (www.cenex-lcv.co.uk), the UK’s largest technology showcasing and networking event for the low carbon vehicle community.
The founding members of UK EVSE include ABB, APT Technologies, Charge Point Services, Charging Solutions, Chargemaster, Charge Your Car, Elektromotive, EVEO Solutions, Rolec Services, POD Point and Siemens. The UK EVSE is supported by Cenex, who provide an independent secretariat function for the association and will be Chaired by Robert Evans, CEO of Cenex.
UK EVSE aims to provide a collective and consistent voice for the industry participants within the UK EVSE community, focused on technical matters, policy and stakeholder education. UK EVSE members are committed to supporting the development of national and commercially sustainable networks of electric vehicle charging infrastructure and to working with the motor industry to aid the processes of introducing new electric vehicles to the UK market.
“We are excited to launch UK EVSE today at LCV2013” said Robert Evans, Chairman of UK EVSE. “The broad purpose of the group is to provide strategic guidance and support to key stakeholders including charge point hosts, car companies, government and the EV motorist. UK EVSE is committed to advancing the development of best practice and technical standards for chargers and associated network operation. UK EVSE will advise key stakeholders as to how best to support the development of UK e-mobility from an infrastructure provider perspective.”