ADOPT NET-ZERO by Robin Heap, CEO, Zest
“EV charging is more important than a mere infrastructure challenge. It is the last major barrier to people believing that renewable-powered electric vehicles are for everyone, not just elites and early adopters. It’s about public confidence.
If we can provide charge points in abundance where people really need them, make them simple to use and affordable, then we reach a tipping point. Suddenly, sections of the population for whom EV adoption wasn’t even a lifestyle option are on board. That’s when we’ll see a major leap towards net zero, transforming urban air quality in the short term, and ultimately starting to undo the legacy of the fossil era.”
Robin Heap, CEO, Zest
Zest is a new venture backed by Zouk Capital and the UK Government’s Charging Infrastructure Investment Fund (CIIF). Our mission is to democratise EV adoption by rapidly filling the gaps in public charging infrastructure. We’re quickly growing a network that makes fast charging available where people normally park, whether it is on-street, at work, when shopping or at leisure.
For landowners such as local authorities, enterprises and parking operators, Zest removes all of the financial and operational barriers to committing to large-scale charger deployments. This includes everything from planning and installing the chargers to ongoing maintenance.
As a team, we have the experience and engineering pedigree to deliver high quality end-to-end solutions. We believe that by taking action today to improve access to public charging, we can accelerate the shift to EV and help create a sustainable zero carbon future. We’re also committed to renewable energy, and in supporting local suppliers to deliver local solutions.
Robin Heap, CEO is speaking on 14 June at EVCI2022 Focus Day in:
12.30 – 13.15, Robust public charging networks to service consumers and fleets Partner panel
16.00 – 16.50, Destination Charging panel
The team from Zest will be exhibiting on 14 and 15 June.