KINGSWINFORD-based national commercial property and investment company LCP is to boost the number of electric vehicle charging points at its sites with a partnership deal with PoGo.

The deal will see PoGo, the recently launched ultra-rapid EV ChargePoint Operator, install 329 ultra-rapid DC charging units (each with two connectors) at 89 strategic retail developments across LCP and Evolve managed sites.

Each of the installations will be fully funded by PoGo, helping to accelerate the rollout of the UK’s EV charging infrastructure.

James Buchanan, group managing director of LCP Group, said: “Over the past couple of years we have installed 78 rapid EV charging points in 36 of our locations but working with PoGo will enable us to quadruple our EV charging offer.

“We understand only too well that the UK needs a good infrastructure of EV chargers, so we are playing our part in getting the country ready for a nationwide network for drivers.”

Work is due to begin in the first part of 2024 and is expected to take 18 months to complete.

Stuart Douglas, managing director of PoGo, said: “While we are a young business, we have an established pedigree and are financially well-invested by our parent company, making us the perfect choice for LCP and other similarly engaged landowners and management businesses.”

The installations will offer the fastest charging speeds of any charger in the UK.