Egg partner with Project Etopia to deliver EV charging infrastructure to new residential properties
Becky Mundie | 25/07/2022
Etopia Homes has partnered with Egg, who will be fitting unique EV charging pre-enablement kits on each property of their new zero-carbon housing development, Juniper Place.
At a Glance
Etopia Homes last year became the first housebuilder in the world to achieve both the Carbon Neutral International Standard and join the United Nations Climate Neutral Now Initiative
Egg will be installing EV charging pre-enablement kits on each of the new development's homes to avoid the need for cumbersome and more complicated charger installations.
A government-backed zero-carbon housing development in Wilburton, Cambridgeshire is being fitted with infrastructure that will enable residents to charge their electric vehicles on-site, helping them to make the transition to net-zero faster.
Juniper Place, the 30-home development, is being delivered by Etopia Homes, a company that last year became the first housebuilder in the world to achieve both the Carbon Neutral International Standard and join the United Nations Climate Neutral Now Initiative. It is backed by £3.6 million of funding from Homes England, the government’s national housing agency.
Located in the beautiful village of Wilburton, East Cambridgeshire, Etopia’s latest development will be a boutique scheme of 2, 3 and 4-bed smart eco-homes thoughtfully designed around tranquil areas of green, open space. This exciting development is perfectly placed just 6 miles from Ely and 13 miles from the university city of Cambridge. Built with modern-day living in mind, each home will benefit from a host of eco features including air source heat pumps and solar PV panels.
Etopia Homes has partnered with Egg, who will be fitting unique EV charging pre-enablement kits on each home. They include Egg’s unique external faceplate, QR code and specialist cabling. This simple and elegant solution provides the space for a home charger built in as an integral part of the property’s construction. This avoids the need for cumbersome and more complicated charger installations – and allows an easy sign-up process for customers.
Being able to view Egg’s home EV charger installed at the show home, and with their property already built to optimise a charger installation, Etopia Homes and Egg are making it easy for homeowners to get cracking with home charging.
The new homeowner simply scans the QR code to sign up to the Egg EV Charger Plan, which is from just £27.50 per month (subject to credit check) – for standard installation, their charger, and a hassle-free service subscription called Egg Plus.
“We are proud to have partnered with such a bold and visionary homebuilder as Etopia in our first EV pre-enablement development,” says Eleanor Sands, New Developments Lead at Egg. “We look forward to a long and productive relationship that will help contribute to a net-zero future for the UK.”
Ben Burge, Sales and Marketing Director at Etopia Homes, said: “‘Etopia Homes, alongside the wider Etopia Group, remains at the forefront of helping housebuilding and development make the transition to net-zero. In Egg, we feel we have found a partner who not only shares our values and ambitions but enjoys the stability and support of a progressive and forward-thinking parent organisation. Net-zero will demand a sustained and committed effort, but with strong and trusted partnerships it is within reach.”
Egg are one of the UK’s leading sustainable solutions providers and supports a diverse range of industries. This partnership is an important step towards its ambitions in the new build sector. As electric cars become the norm for UK households, they will continue working with partners to ensure that robust and convenient charging facilities are available in both new and existing properties.
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