A new electric vehicle charging network called PoGo has been launched in the UK, with the aim of providing a bounce to the UK’s charging infrastructure.
Despite what the name suggests, PoGo isn’t actually named after a spring-loaded stick: it stands for ‘Power and Go’, which the network says represents its focus on making charging simple and easy for customers.
PoGo is being launched by Swarco Smart Charging, a division of the Swarco traffic technology company that focused on the development of EV charging infrastructure. It has installed more than 12,000 charging points across the UK, including a mix of domestic and commercial units.
The firm says that it plans to build PoGo into a network of more than 2000 ultra-rapid charging stations within the next four years. It claims that chargers will be ‘strategically positioned’ to be convenient for drivers and close to public amenities such as coffee shops.
Each PoGo charging site will have “multiple” charging options, with the firm claiming it will be powered by 100 per cent renewable energy. At launch the firm says that it will offer 100kW charging speeds, with more than 100 sites set to open this year.
The firm’s website shows that AC charging will currently cost 75p per kWh on an AC tariff, and 97p per kWh on a DC tariff.
PoGo boss Eugenio Herrero said: “We are working closely with landlords to ensure an even spread across the UK so PoGo drivers can travel to each corner of the country through our ultra-rapid offering.”