UK Transport Awards 2023

14 | UK Transport Awards 2023 Feb23463 Most Innovative EV Charger Installation Company 2023 Virtus Energy, an EV charging installation company supporting domestic and commercial clients, has been operating in the UK since 2019. This B Corp certified company is focused on accelerating a sustainable future with zero emission technologies. It is committed to reducing the impacts of climate change and supporting individuals and fleets with their transition to zero emission vehicles. As an agnostic provider of a range of EV charging products, Virtus can deliver unique solutions according to its clients’ needs. Virtus Energy was founded by father and son duo – Peter and James Varney – and former CEO, Liam Ray. It began its journey by becoming an approved installer for the Office of Zero Emission Vehicles and installed charge points as part of the Government’s EV ChargePoint Grant and the EV Workplace Charging Scheme. Its customer base soon started to grow, and it specialised in serving the domestic market, including those who are part of the Motability Scheme, and commercial businesses looking to swap over to electric vehicles or provide charging facilities for their customers. Following a successful investment round via SEEDRS, the company then secured access to a private finance vehicle that enables it to deliver a fully funded commercial model and became a Charge Point Operator (CPO) offering a turnkey solution. Supported by its in-house Sustainability Consultancy and a team of experienced and apprenticeship installers, Virtus can now deliver all aspects of a charging scheme from feasibility assessment through to maintenance and repair. Meanwhile, its Consultancy team delivers Sustainable Fleet Strategy and Transport Decarbonisation projects on behalf of public and private sector organisations. The recent energy crisis has demonstrated the country’s reliance on imported energy and a desperate need to become more self-sufficient. That is why Virtus has identified strategic partnership opportunities to enable it to offer new services to its clients in the form of solar and battery storage facilities and micro-grid solutions. Going forward, the company has ambitions to continue to grow its brand in the UK and, following a recent launch, expand into the US market. Its US team is now working with local partners to deliver charging hub projects in New Jersey. Virtus has partnered with the Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation and Zaptec UK to bring accessible cancer screening to the British public while raising awareness of the disease and its early symptoms. Virtus has provided the charity with a zero-tailpipe emission van for twelve months as part of the Lung Health Check Roadshow, delivering critical lung screening and information to 23 locations across the UK. The company is passionate about encouraging young people to develop and maintain healthy active lifestyles and it supports two grassroots youth football teams: Welling FC girls junior Premier League under 13s and R&R Mambas under 11 boys. Contact: James Varney Company: Virtus Energy Web Address: