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Leclanché selected as EVN partner in UK

By Simon Warburton | 17 September 2018

Leclanché has been selected as EV Network's partner to develop ultra-fast charging stations for electric cars across the UK.

EVN's charging stations, which follow the existing petrol station format, will have charging facilities countrywide.

During the last 12 months, The EV Network has been securing locations across the UK and signing partnerships with companies such as EV charging station operators, ESB and Leclanché.

EVN is planning to replicate this model outside the UK from 2019.

"The UK is already a world leader in electric vehicle technology and the partnership between the EV Network and Leclanché will reinforce the UK's position in this sector," said British International Trade Secretary, Liam Fox.

"My international economic department works closely with global investors to maintain the UK's position as Europe's premier investment destination and this move is an example of how international partners can come together to deliver for Britain."

For her part Leclanché CEO, Anil Srivastava added: "The UK has one of the most advanced EV markets in the world and will continue to lead the way thanks to the policies introduced by the British Government to support the decarbonisation of the UK transport system.

"Our partnership with the EV Network to deliver battery storage solutions across the UK is a significant step to help accelerate the UK's transition towards cleaner transport."