Investment boost

On-street charging moves nearer after funding round

Trojan Energy EV charging point

On-street charging is clutter-free

Trojan Energy has secured £2.2 million to roll out its on-street electric vehicle charging hubs.  

With the UK target market alone worth well over £1 billion, the Aberdeenshire-based company will use the funding to improve its technology, ramp up production and grow the team from 12 to 20.

Trojan Energy’s vision is to make EV charging available to everyone and aims to be the de facto on-street charging solution for EVs in the UK by the end of 2023. 

Customers use a lance which connects their vehicle to a flat-and-flush charging point in the street, charging at the roadside.

The flat-and-flush design means the pavement is clear of clutter and fully accessible to other pavement users.

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The charging points are connected via underground ducts to cabinets, located discreetly up to 100m away, which can send power to 15 charging units at any one time.

By taking the technology to the next stage, the company will decrease the size of the cabinets, reduce costs and offer a wider range of charging options to customers. 

Trojan Energy plans to trial the charging points in the London boroughs of Brent and in nearby Camden later this year.

The funding round was led by Scottish angel investment group Equity Gap, and includes investment from Scottish Enterprise, SIS Ventures and Aberdeen-based angel investors Alba Equity.

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