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Date: June 20, 2024
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Zouk Capital commits 100 million pounds to bolster’s rollout of on-street charging infrastructure across the UK, supporting the Local Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Fund and ensuring equitable public access. secures £100M in funding for EV charging expansion in the UK

The electric vehicle (EV) charging company has secured an increased commitment to 100 million pounds from Zouk Capital to accelerate the rollout of its on-street charging infrastructure throughout the United Kingdom (UK).

This significant investment, drawn from the UK Government-anchored Charging Infrastructure Investment Fund (CIIF), underscores’s pivotal role in the nation’s transition to EVs.

This new funding will support and enhance the Local Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Fund (LEVI), extending its reach and ensuring equitable public access to charging infrastructure.

The investment will accelerate the rollout of the company’s public on-street network over the next five years, providing vital support for the 40 per cent of UK households – over 11 million – without access to off-street parking.

With this increased investment from Zouk Capital, the firm aims to expand its network from over 3,000 charge points today to 100,000 by 2030, supporting the transition for up to 1 million drivers.

Currently, the UK has around 60,000 public charge points, highlighting the scale of’s ambitious growth plans.

Since its inception, it has become a trusted partner for the country councils, facilitating the installation of public charge points through the CIIF, a 420 million pounds public-private fund established by the Government in 2019.

Managed by Zouk Capital, the investment aims to accelerate the deployment of EV charging infrastructure across the UK.’s initial 6.4 million pounds fund in 2021, followed by a second round in 2022 bringing the total to 65 million pounds, has now culminated in this third round, bringing the total investment to 100 million pounds.

Its range of charge point solutions, designed and manufactured in the UK, have proved highly effective with network availability consistently over 99 per cent.

Since installing its first public charge point in Marlow, Buckinghamshire, in 2018, it has consistently delivered robust on-street EV charging networks.

Capable of deploying over 500 charge points monthly, the company is accelerating its rollout to help meet the estimated requirement of 300,000 public chargers needed by 2030.

The deployment of more EV charging points will help to decrease reliance on fossil-fuel-powered vehicles, significantly lowering CO2 emissions and other harmful pollutants, contributing to cleaner, healthier communities across the UK.

John Lewis, CEO, says: “We are delighted that with Zouk’s continued support, we will expand our on-street charging network, making EV ownership viable for more individuals reliant on public charging, supporting their transition to sustainable transport.”

“Our mission is to ensure EV adoption is accessible to everyone, creating parity between those with off-street parking and those without. The latest funding will help us accelerate our ambitious growth plans and will be directed towards the rollout of more charge points across the next five years,” he adds.

And he concludes: “We are here to partner with local councils, providing the expertise and scale needed to drive the UK’s green agenda forward.”

Meanwhile, George Ridd, Partner at Zouk Capital, states: “Zouk’s increased commitment to comes at a pivotal time as the EV charging market experiences exponential growth.”

“Collaborating with dedicated partners like allows local authorities to provide accessible, reliable charging infrastructure to their residents now and into the future. We are delighted to strengthen our support for’s mission,” he says.

And he affirms: “Well-capitalised providers like ensure that councils can depend on consistent, long-term investments, which are crucial for sustainable infrastructure development. Investors committed for the long haul are essential in meeting the growing demand for EV infrastructure and supporting the UK’s Net Zero 2050 goals.”

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