What’s it all about?
Serial entrepreneur David Martell founded and floated a business, then founded and sold a business ($170m) to BP, now he’s at it again, founding Home EV Charging company EVIOS. David started his first emobility business ‘Chargemaster’ in 2008; how many EVs on the road then? We discuss capital, profitability, fundraising, and of course EV Charging. Enjoy the episode.
About David Martell:
David Martell, Chief Executive of EVIOS and Andersen EV, was an advisor on EV infrastructure to the Department for Transport from 1995 to 2000. He was the founder and CEO of Chargemaster, which went on to become the UK’s largest EV charging network and was acquired by BP in 2018.
He has unrivalled experience and knowledge of the EV sector in the UK – with extensive contacts within car manufacturers, energy suppliers, established infrastructure businesses, local authorities, installers and component suppliers.
David has created a highly capable management team at EVIOS, with combined EV industry experience of over 25 years. The Andersen business was acquired by EVIOS Plc in October 2022. The two businesses will continue to operate independently.
EVIOS is a newly formed British company that manufactures the smartest electric vehicle home charge point on the market. The brainchild of David Martell (founder and former CEO of Chargemaster), the new EVIOS One features an intuitive, jargon-free interface and smartphone app that allow users to configure the chare point to suit their needs and preferences – prioritising the price, sustainability, or speed of each charge.
From launch, the EVIOS One will be the only charge point that can be funded via interest-free monthly instalments, helping to make EV ownership a more viable option for more motorists. The EVIOS One is also the first unit of its kind to offer multi-user functionality and PIN-controlled access, making it a very practical real-world option for shared residential or business parking areas, or homes with more than one EV.
EVIOS is a British company. Components are sourced from within the UK wherever practicable, and the home charger is designed, assembled and shipped from EVIOS’s new premises in Bedfordshire. New customers can book an installation quickly and easily via the EVIOS website. For more information, visit www.myevios.com
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