LONDON — ev.energy’s innovative platform, which makes it simpler, cheaper and greener for drivers to charge electric vehicles has won EDF Energy’s Pulse Innovation Challenge for 2019.

The team from ev.energy impressed judges with their customer-focussed solution giving EV owners greater control and visibility when charging their electric cars at home and on the go.

They were one of five start-up finalists who have spent the last 12 weeks working closely with teams from EDF Energy after being selected from nearly 160 entrants for this year’s challenge, run by the company’s innovation accelerator Blue Lab.

ev.energy picked up the £25,000 top prize and will now continue their work with EDF Energy to roll out their platform to EDF Energy’s residential customers.

Philippe Commaret, Deputy Managing Director Customers, EDF Energy said: “I have always championed innovation and it is vital that companies like EDF Energy work with start-ups to share our expertise and to develop the very best solutions for our customers. We had five brilliant finalists with very different ideas, and the judges’ decision was very close, but ev.energy showed us a great solution that will really benefit anyone who is already driving an electric vehicle, or thinking about moving to an EV.”

Nick Woolley, CEO of ev.energy, said: “We’re really thrilled to have won the EDF Energy Pulse Innovation Challenge. We really enjoyed working with the team over the last three months and believe we have an exciting opportunity to develop a great solution for EDF customers.”