ENGIE EV Solutions provide back-office operations and driver interface for new Revive Public EV Charging Network across the West of England
Full interoperability with nationwide GeniePoint Network
Drivers will have access to over 120 new EV chargers across the region
Key Partners – Siemens Mobility Ltd, who lead the project, & Alfen – EV charge point supplier
8 January 2020 – ENGIE EV Solutions are providing all operational and customer service functionality for the new West of England EV charging network – Revive, that was successfully launched on the 20 November 2019. Provided via ENGIE’s own – GeniePoint Platform, the back-office solution will run the four charging hubs, the first of which was opened at Eastville for the launch, and the 120 new charging connections due to be installed throughout the region.
The GeniePoint Platform will also provide driver access to the Revive network via the Revive website – www.revivecharging.net, drivers can use the chargers either via the website or via Revive RFID card, available from the website.
The GeniePoint Platform offers total interoperability which means drivers signing up to the Revive network will also have access to ENGIE’s wider GeniePoint Network which has nationwide coverage across the UK, and existing GeniePoint Network drivers will also be able to utilize the Revive network when travelling West. In addition, drivers that use workplace or private charging schemes such as company car parks that operate under the GeniePoint Network will also have access to both networks.
Originally known as SourceWest, the Revive network is a council owned public EV charging network and a collaboration of local authorities, it will provide EV public charging across Bristol, Bath and North East Somerset, South Gloucestershire and North Somerset.
Alex Bamberg, Managing Director, ENGIE EV Solutions, said. “We are steering directly towards the Road to Zero and are very pleased to be providing such a central part of this project in the form of the main operations software to control and operate the Revive Network. This network will be fundamental in the drive to encourage drivers to switch from carbon producing internal combustion engine vehicles to cleaner electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles which will have a positive impact on air quality in our towns and cities.”
Working alongside Siemens Mobility Limited who will be providing more than 15 rapid charging systems at locations throughout the region which are capable of charging from 0-80% in less than 30 minutes, and Alfen, who will be supplying a minimum of 45 new dual-socket AC smart charge points, the project aims to improve air quality across the region as well as providing a future proof, reliable clean transport refuelling infrastructure for the next generation of mobility.
The new Revive network is being funded by OLEV (Office for Low Emission Vehicles) which awarded the four West of England authorities £7.1million as part of the Go Ultra Low West (GULW) programme. The project’s aim is to promote the uptake of electric vehicles, including plug-in hybrids, across the region.