Meet Our Event Partner

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Petalite is an award-winning, innovative electric vehicle charging company who have engineered a break-through technology called SDC which confidently solves customer and EV driver pains related to ‘charge anxiety’. SDC charges cars, HGVs, and aircraft and will benefit CPOs, energy companies, local authorities, commercial businesses, and fleet operators. This unique charging technology meets the 99% reliability standards set by the UK government for rapid charge points

Petalite have received private investment and developed key partnerships to bring this essential SDC technology to the public charging market. With infrastructure that lasts up to 30 years, it benefits from quick installation and high scalability. Their PowerCores (modules) can be infinitely stacked like Lego bricks and simply upgraded when the future inevitably demands more power. Due to its built-in multiple redundancy system, Petalite’s chargers can actively switch in new PowerCores to compensate a power loss, resulting in a highly trustworthy charge experience for EV drivers.

A vertically integrated approach means Petalite have developed and managed every stage of the charger design, including hardware design, software management and firmware updates. This means customers benefit from advanced protection in cyber security. 

Petalite’s chargers are low cost for the future, and this is by means of their long-term (15-25 years) ‘Charging as a Service’ (CaaS) contract which increases future reliability and as a result, customers revenue potential increases too. Petalite’s charging hardware features standard commodity parts. As a result, Petalite aims to repair, not replace hardware and this ultimately reduces waste.

2022 will see Petalite quickly progressing to become a world-leading solution to electric vehicle charging. Their much-anticipated SDC brings innovation, 99% reliability as standard and low future cost to the global electric vehicle charging industry.


Leigh Purnell, Founder and CEO, Petalite

When you look at standard infrastructure that is being deployed around the world right now, it does its job and charges electric vehicles. The problem comes from the economics of these chargers because the install, the maintenance, the operation, the life of them is the serious issue that lies in charging market today.”

How public EV charger software sector leaves UK open to cyber attack

As the EV industry continues to expand at a rapid pace, one of the most pressing issues is that of cyber security. CPOs in the UK are often reliant on third parties from unknown locations to manage and upgrade public charger firmware – but to what extent does this leave the UK open to cyber-attack, malware and data breaches?

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Innovation is key for the future of electric vehicle charging

Our SDC technology is predicted to make huge changes in how we publicly charge electric vehicles, whether on land, sea or air, and solves many issues faced in the global electric vehicle charging market. If you are an energy company, CPOs, local authority, or fleet, Petalite will maximise your ROI potential and provide a competitive and reliable charging service for the future.

Why lack of innovation in EV charging infrastructure will hamper future rollout of EVs in the fleet sector
With over half of all new road-going vehicles purchased by fleets, the UK fleet sector has significant potential to accelerate the adoption of EVs across the UK and play a vital role in meeting the UK government’s target of banning sales of new petrol and diesel vehicles by 2030.

However, it is becoming increasingly clear from our commercial fleet partners that the two key issues affecting the EV fleet sector right now are those of reliability and maintenance costs.

Customer concerns

Energy companies need to provide sustainable solutions to their clients to enable a faster rollout of efficient, affordable and reliable charging infrastructure. High cost parts and shorter-life components will cost energy companies time and money.

Charge Point Operators have to cope with short-term service and maintenance challenges due to short warranties. Because of this, EV drivers experience less reliable and higher cost charging rates, and this ultimately leads to an inefficient market.

Common EV driver pains

Chargers ‘out of service’ due to lack of maintenance

Errors in software and payment processing

Reliance on several different apps

Power output capabilities can reduce without prior notice

If facility is down, others on the same plot can be too

Issues with contacting customer service

Leigh Purnell, Founder and CEO is speaking on 14 June, Focus Day in:

9.40 – 11.00, Fleet Charging panel

12.30 – 13.15, Robust public charging networks to service consumers and fleets Partner panel

See the timetable of the Focus Day, 14 June

And on 15 June, The Ambassadors’ Day:

12.45 – 13.30, Leading the UK’s fleet electrification transition. Going faster together than alone panel

Leigh Purnell, Founder and CEO and Paul Khullar, Chief of Staff will also be hosting roundtable discussions with participants on 15 June, Ambassadors’ Day:

15.05-15.50 and 15.50-16.35 The importance of long-life infrastructure, how to make money from charging and how technology will solve ‘charge anxiety’ 

Ultra Rapid DC chargers must be able to make a return on investment for the charger operator; this is a challenge in an industry where charging technology is stagnating with limited improvements on hardware life and warranty offerings. There are two main paths to profitability as an operator, a drastic change in the technology and vertical integration of hardware, software, maintenance and payment services.
Petalite’s Ultra-reliable SDC chargers offer a new revenue model and are a step change in this market with a predicted 17 year life and a usage based contract. Petalite are also vertically integrated, which benefits operators as every step for them, from manufacturing to installation, maintenance, payment and robust cyber security services.
If you are looking to create a business model out of DC charging, it’s important for you to join our round table so we can discuss how Petalite can solve the business model and make you money through highly reliable and long-life charging infrastructure for the future. 

See the timetable of the Ambassadors’ Day, 15 June

The team from Petalite will be exhibiting on 14 and 15 June.

If you would like to meet with Leigh Purnell and his colleagues please register here using our registration form here quoting PETA-EV1 to get 50% off