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Introducing Our

EV Charging Pilot

Our first charging point is going live in East Lothian in March 2024. If you are a BT employee and would like to test for free, please sign up below.  

EV Charge

We’re powering up the first EV charging unit repurposing a street cabinet traditionally used to store broadband and phone cabling. This marks the first step in the rollout of new technical trials, exploring the potential to upgrade up to 60,000 cabinets to tackle the current national shortfall in EV charging infrastructure. 

Why Us?

With the extensive infrastructure already in place, BT is uniquely positioned to offer affordable and convenient EV charging across the UK.

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Public EV chargers the UK government says is needed by 2030 ​
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Public EV chargers currently in the UK​
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Cabinets with the potential to be upgraded to EV chargers
How Do I Take Part?

Your Requirements

  • You hold a full UK driving licence.
  • Are a current BT Group employee.
  • You live in the local area.

Vehicle Requirements

  • The Electric Vehicle must have a type 2 plug. 
  • You have your own charging cable. 

Frequently Asked Questions

How does the charging process work?

You will need to plug your EV into the charge point using your charging cable. Your EV's battery will then receive electricity from the charge point to recharge.

What types of charging connectors are supported?

The charge point supports a type 2 connector.

What charging speeds are available?

The charge point supports a speed of 7.4kWh.

How long does it take to charge my electric vehicle?

This charge point will take “XXX” to car your electric vehicle.

How much will it cost me?

This charge point is free to use for BT Group employees for the pilot.

Where is the charge point located?

The charge point is located opposite 54 Monkmains Road, Haddington, East Lothian, EH41 4AE.

How can I access the charge point?

On sign-up, trialists will be issued an RFID card with further instructions to gain access to the charge point.

What happens if there's a problem with the charge point?

If you experience any issues with the charge point, please contact our customer service desk at btsupport@switch-ev.com or +447769986332 from Monday to Friday between 9am-6pm.

How can I provide feedback for this trial?

After the trial concludes, we will send you a feedback form. Additionally, we may request a brief interview to discuss your experience with the charge point.

Who is the owner and operator of the charge point?

British Telecommunications PLC.

Award Winning Solutions

We are proud to share that our EV charging solution has been selected as a CES Innovation Award Honoree for 2024. The annual awards honour outstanding design and engineering in consumer technology products, and have recognised our solution for its unique and sustainable approach to electric charging. Read More

Charge Your EV For Free

By Taking Part In The Pilot