Joju Charging scoop EVIEs ‘Contractor of the Year’

We’re proud to share that last week, we won Contractor of the Year (C&I and Public) at the prestigious EVIEs, for the third time in four years.

The Electric Vehicle Innovation and Excellence Awards recognise the very best in the EV industry, and it’s an honour to take home the title again this year.

In 2023, we’ve installed lots and saved tonnes! 

According to Zapmap, this past year we’ve installed 14% of all public charge points – a mix of fast and rapid chargers in public car parks, and on-street infrastructure. We’ve saved 4,000 tonnes of CO2 and 48 tonnes of NOx. We’ve supported Hammersmith and Fulham to expand their on-street network. Every resident is within 400 metres of a charge point and EV ownership has increased by 67%. Our work with Dorset Council has helped to put them in the top 20% of areas for charge point availability and as well as infrastructure for residents/visitors, we’re helping councils transition their fleets so community services are powered by renewable sources. This is critical for improving air quality and reducing CO2.

We specialise in infrastructure for atypical vehicles. A standout partnership has been working with Islington Council at their Waste Recycling Centre, and 10 other sites in the borough. The council’s ambition is inspirational, and we’ve now electrified over 70 bays for use by buses, waste trucks, tippers and other vehicles. All works took place with zero operational disruption.

We’ve further developed EV Charging Infrastructure across sensitive operational police, ambulance, fire stations and control centres. We’ve supported more workplaces with EVCI, to encourage EV uptake this year. We’ve also helped public and private sector organisations maximise underutilised spaces by installing solar car ports, to charge vehicles and power buildings.

Our first-of-its-kind ‘EV Insights’ group is now 3 years old, and it facilitates the pooling of best practice.

On social media it’s been said that we stand out by being “in it for the right reasons”. Our mission is to help communities, homeowners and workplaces cut carbon, and that will always be the case.

The reaction

Joju’s CEO, Joe Michaels, said:

“It’s a genuine honour for Joju Charging to win Contractor of the Year at the EVIEs for the third time. Once again, the credit goes to our hardworking team. Their passion for helping public sector and commercial organisations achieve their net zero carbon ambitions is second to none. We also want to say a huge thank you to our clients, customers, and partners, and congratulate our clients Islington Council and the Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham, who received shortlist recognition”.

Joju’s Head of EV, Graeme Patton, also commented:

“It’s amazing to win Contractor of the Year for the third time in four years, and it really is testament to the hard work of our teams, who are always looking for ways to continuously improve and lead the charge every day. To make the shift to electric vehicles people need more EV charging infrastructure, and helping the public sector deliver this is at the very heart of what we do… whether it’s helping local authority fleets transition, or providing more public charge points. It’s great to be recognised for the quality and innovation of our design and delivery across the board, from councils to commercial workplaces”.

Get in touch

If you’re thinking of making the switch to an electric vehicle, or if you’re a public sector or commercial organisation working towards net zero, do get in touch with us – or explore our website to find out more about our approach.

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Getting started, remaining focused

Have you ever wondered where the spark comes from to start a niche business and continually grow it over 16 years on?

We’ve been hearing from Dr Chris Jardine who created Joju Solar, with Joe Michaels, all those years ago.

The pair had a genuine passion for helping people, in all walks of life, to reduce their carbon emissions. This enthusiasm is still at the heart of what we do today – helping homeowners, businesses and public sector organisations with solar PV, battery storage and EV charging infrastructure.

Take a listen to Chris chatting about Joju’s focus for 2023, how the business started and grew, and how proud he feels of the team now.



You can watch the full video here.


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 Whether you are a business, public sector organisation or homeowner, we’d love to help you with your solar PV, battery storage and EV charging infrastructure needs.

Get in touch with our highly experienced team and we’ll reduce your carbon emissions together.


We’re proud to share that Joju Charging has won Charging Infrastructure Provider of The Year at the GREENFLEET Awards 2022.

The awards recognise clean fleet innovation in over 20 categories and the event is one of the most anticipated in the calendar.

The award

Charging Infrastructure Provider of the Year, sponsored by Paythru, recognises the efforts of vehicle charging and refuelling infrastructure providers, and the progress made in rolling out low carbon infrastructure across the UK. We were initially shortlisted alongside ElectrAssure Ltd, Energy Superhub Oxford – EDF Renewables UK & Oxford City Council, InstaVolt, Vital EV Solutions, Mer Fleet Services, ChargedEV, and ChargePoint.

The highlights

This year at Joju Charging, we have increased projects sold by 230 per cent, meeting increased levels of demand through careful expansion. We’re working with over 100 different local authorities, councils, and other public bodies on various charging projects. These range from scoping studies through to EV infrastructure installation and after care, in addition to our work with many commercial customers. We also specialise in Bluelight EV charging infrastructure.

The reaction

Our Co-founder and Technical Director, Dr Chris Jardine, said:

“We’re absolutely delighted to receive this recognition and would like to thank all our clients. It’s a privilege to work together to reduce carbon emissions in the fleet sector and beyond. It’s been part of our mission for 16 years, and we’re committed to do even more next year”.

Graeme Patton, Head of Delivery (EV Charging), commented:

“We’re incredibly proud of our EV team. From sales and account management, to design, project management, installation, and O&M, the team works tirelessly, often behind the scenes, so it’s great to get this recognition”.

If you’re a public sector or commercial organisation working towards net zero, do get in touch with us – or explore our website to find out more about our approach.

Discover more 

Check out our EV charging approach

Read more about our work with the public sector

Browse our EV case studies

Renewable Energy, News, October, 2018

Renewable Energy News – October 2018

Recent weeks have seen dozens of stories about renewable energy hit the headlines. We have compiled our pick of the renewables news during October 2018.

12 years left to save the planet

The IPCC’s 2018 report into climate change has warned that if drastic steps are not taken in the next 12 years to curb global warming considerably, the risk of droughts, floods, heat extremes and poverty affecting millions of people will increase significantly. The world’s leading climate change scientists have indicated that urgent action is needed to limit the temperature increase to a maximum of 1.5C, in order to prevent irreversible damage to nature, in addition to climate-related poverty for hundreds of millions of people globally. Carbon pollution will need to decrease by 45% by the year 2030, which can be achieved by improved efficiency, an increase in the uptake of renewable energy, and a switch to electrified transport.

Will new diesel and petrol cars be banned by 2032?

This month, a committee of MPs have urged government ministers to bring forward the target date for banning new sales of petrol and diesel vehicles in the UK, from 2040 to 2032. Their reasoning for bringing the target closer is that they believe an earlier goal is achievable with the right leadership, and to stick to the 2040 deadline will mean the UK starts to lag behind globally in the switch to electric vehicles. Transport is currently the UK’s biggest source of carbon emissions, and car emissions are the primary cause in illegal pollution levels in many of our cities.

UK government announces subsidy cuts for EVs and hybrids

The Department for Transport (DfT) has announced that the plug-in vehicle grant, which was previously available on fully electric vehicles and hybrid vehicles, will be reduced significantly, or in the case of most hybrid models currently available in the UK, scrapped completely, under the new rules, brought in by 9th November 2018. Pure electric vehicles will go from a subsidy of £4,500 to a maximum of £3,500, with potentially a total abolition of the grant for any car after the next 35,000 low or zero emission vehicles are sold. Many have called for the government to rethink this decision if targets for low emission vehicle ownership by 2040 are still to be achieved. However, grants for the installation of electric vehicle chargepoints are unaffected.

3 million EV charge points needed by 2040

A report from Aurora Energy Research has indicated that around 3 million commercial and industrial charge points will be needed by 2040 to support the mass roll out of green vehicle fleets, with chargers installed in motorway service stations, public car parks and workplaces. The report also suggests that some of these charge points incorporating solar and battery storage technology to help generate and provide electricity when needed, could help them become profitable sooner, as well as helping to reduce some of the extra demand on the grid at peak times.

Solar energy setting new highs as coal use hits record lows

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) released the latest stats in October for energy generation in the UK between April and June 2018. The 4.65TWh of solar energy generated set a new record for solar in the UK, with a combined renewable total generation of 24.3TWh during the same period, which equates to almost a third (31.7%) of the total UK electricity generated overall. In contrast, coal contributed just 1.6% in this same period, which is a record low.

A third of UK utility firms are potentially already using onsite battery storage

A survey, carried out by energy supplier, Haven Power, has indicated that around a third of utility firms in the UK are already starting to implement sustainable energy solutions, by already having some storage batteries installed onsite. The survey also showed that some areas of the country seem to have a greater awareness of the potential of using these types of technology, with 75% of London-based utility firm respondents declaring they understood how to sell excess energy generated onsite back to the grid, compared with just 11% of respondents in Wales.

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