Kempower has partnered with Arnold Clark, one of Europe’s largest car retailers, to provide its rapid EV charging solutions for the new Arnold Clark Charge network. Around 500 Kempower Satellite charging points will be installed at 100 charging hubs across the UK.
Arnold Clark is the UK’s leading independently owned car retailer. Founded in 1954, the business sells over 300,000 cars a year from nearly 200 dealerships stretching the length and breadth of the country.
Available to anyone with the new Arnold Clark app, the Arnold Clark Charge network will be available to book safely and securely on a 24/7 basis.
Eight Kempower Satellites, with the ability to charge up to 150 kW, will be installed at larger Arnold Clark branches, with smaller dealerships featuring between two and six of the Kempower Satellite charging points. The Arnold Clark Charge network will also feature Kempower ChargEye charging management software, further enhancing the user experience for EV drivers.
Commenting on the company’s partnership with Arnold Clark, Tomi Ristimäki, CEO of Kempower, said: “The Arnold Clark Charge network is a first of its kind in the UK. Through this significant new investment, Arnold Clark will provide charging-as-a-service to its customers, who can see the latest line up of EVs at the dealership and use other services at the location.”
Eddie Hawthorne, Chief Executive and Group Managing Director of Arnold Clark added: “We’re alleviating range anxiety for our customers by installing Kempower’s innovative charging solutions at our branches. The unique selling point of these chargers is that they’re bookable, available at any time and totally secure. Once all the charging hubs are installed and operational, we will become one of the largest independent ultra-rapid charging infrastructure suppliers in the UK, and will be an excellent milestone for our sustainability strategy.”