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Introducing our

EV charging pilot

Our first charge point is now installed in East Lothian. Download our trial app, take part in the pilot and charge your EV. 

Download the
evve charge trial app

Be part of our pilots

We’re running pilots across the UK, exploring how we repurpose BT Group green street cabinets into EV charge points, and what it takes to address the lack of chargers nationwide.

But we need your help. By taking part in our pilots and sharing valuable feedback you’ll help us understand more about the process to convert the cabinets and the EV charging experience.

If you’re a local authority interested in taking part in our pilots get in touch with

Powering up

We’ve powered up our 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 extensive infrastructure already in place, we have cabinets located in areas where driveways and EV charge availability is low. Our aim is to bring reliable, convenient and accessible EV charging kerbside for everyone.
Public EV chargers needed by 2030 ​
Public EV chargers currently in the UK​
Cabinets with upgrade potential to EV charge points
Who can take part?

You’ll need:

  • A full UK driving licence 
  • To live in the East Lothian area 

Your EV will have:

  • A type 2 plug
  • Own charging cable

Get started today

Download the evve charge trial app: 

  • Use to charge your EV at our East Lothian charge point 
  • Find over 30,000 other EV chargers across the UK  
  • See charge prices, availability and speed in real-time 
  • Get live battery levels, smart estimated costs and charge times 

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I charge my EV?

Simply download the evve app on to your phone, select the charger and connector, add a valid payment method, and connect your EV to the charger with your cable and begin charging.

How can I access the charge point?

Download the evve charge app to access the charge point.

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 will depend on the current level of charge in your vehicle and the size and charge capacity of your battery. As a guide an average sized 50kW battery will take 6-8 to hours to go from 20% to 80% charge.

How much will it cost me?

The charger costs £0.35 per kWh.

Where is the charge point located?

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

Is there a parking bay next to the charge point?

Yes, there is a designated, marked parking bay beside the charge point.  

Are there any parking restrictions?

The designated, marked parking bay is available for anyone to park in.

What happens if I need help with the charge point?

If you need help with the charge point please email or call our freephone customer support number
0800 0790 408
available 24 hours, 7 days a week.

How do I give feedback during the pilot?

You can provide feedback about our app and chargers via the evve charge app. Look for the feedback button in the Settings tab.

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

If you’re a local authority interested in taking part in our pilots or an EV driver who’d like to request a charge point in your area get in touch at