Specialists in energy & utility recruitment

Start your job search today.

Get in Touch with us to find your perfect job today

Added 2 days ago

Data Migration Specialist

Job Reference: 333765

  • Location

    London

  • Money

    £55.000 - £65,000

  • Contract

    Permanent

Added 2 days ago

Business Case Advisor

Job Reference: 333575

  • Location

    Hybrid - London

  • Money

    £70,000 - £80,000

  • Contract

    Permanent

Added 5 days ago

Head of Procurement and Vendor Management

Job Reference: 333416

  • Location

    London/ remote

  • Money

    competitive day rate

  • Contract

    Contract

Added 7 days ago

Senior Customer Engagement Delivery Manager

Job Reference: 330579

  • Location

    London/ Manchester

  • Money

    £50,000- £63,000

  • Contract

    Permanent

Added 17 May 2022

Compliance Governance Officer

Job Reference: 330355

  • Location

    Hybrid - Oxfordshire

  • Money

    £25,00 - £30,000

  • Contract

    Permanent

Added 17 May 2022

Operational Compliance Manager

Job Reference: 330347

  • Location

    Hybrid - Oxfordshire

  • Money

    £35,000 - £43,000

  • Contract

    Permanent

Added 17 May 2022

Head of ECO

Job Reference: 330263

  • Location

    Remote with UK wide travel

  • Money

    £60,000 - £80,000

  • Contract

    Permanent

Added 13 May 2022

Credit Advisor

Job Reference: 329169

  • Location

    Birmingham

  • Money

    £22,000 - £25,000

  • Contract

    Permanent

Added 12 May 2022

Contract Manager

Job Reference: 329042

  • Location

    London (Remote)

  • Money

    70,000-80,000

Added 10 May 2022

Marketing and Business Development Assistant

Job Reference: 328412

  • Location

    London

  • Money

    £18,000- £25,000

  • Contract

    Permanent

Added 10 May 2022

Data Architect

Job Reference: 273972

  • Location

    Remote

  • Money

    £650pd

  • Contract

    Contract

Added 10 May 2022

Account Manager

Job Reference: 328139

  • Location

    Remote

  • Money

    £40,000 - £50,000

  • Contract

    Permanent

Added 06 May 2022

Project Manager

Job Reference:

  • Location

    London

  • Money

    55,000 - 70,000

  • Contract

    Permanent

Added 06 May 2022

Development Manager

Job Reference:

  • Location

    Remote

  • Money

    65,000 - 80,000

  • Contract

    Permanent

Added 05 May 2022

ECO Compliance Team Lead

Job Reference: 326725

  • Location

    County Durham

  • Money

    £25,000 - £30,000

  • Contract

    Permanent

Added 05 May 2022

Business Development Manager

Job Reference: 326687

  • Location

    Berkshire and Lancashire

  • Money

    £40,000-£50,000

  • Contract

    Permanent

Added 01 May 2022

Smart Meter Engineer

Job Reference: 3935

  • Location

    Birmingham

  • Money

    £33,000 - £35,000

  • Contract

    Permanent

Added 29 Apr 2022

Principal Business Analyst

Job Reference: 324511

  • Location

    Manchester

  • Money

    £60,000

  • Contract

    Permanent

Added 29 Apr 2022

Market Analyst

Job Reference: 324505

  • Location

    Hybrid - Hampshire

  • Money

    £26,000 - £28,000

  • Contract

    Permanent

Added 28 Apr 2022

Regulatory Engagement Manager

Job Reference: 324295

  • Location

    London

  • Money

    £49,500- £55,000

Connect with us on social media for the latest job alerts

Volta Trucks

10 Clean Energy & EV Innovators to Watch

By Consult Energy
Share this article

Vehicles are among the heaviest polluters of our planet, yet many people around the world rely on them every single day. It’s one of the most important areas to be tackled, and it’s not an easy one. Electric vehicles (EV) aren’t new inventions by any stretch, but adoption has been slow, largely due to inadequate charging infrastructure.

However, thanks to rapid innovation in the sector, things are quickly picking up pace. In fact, the UK government has laid out plans to ban the sale of new petrol and diesel cars by 2030 and new hybrid cars by 2035, so there’s no time to waste in switching to clean energy.

59 countries have set targets for net zero carbon emissions, but it’s going to take radical innovation in technology and infrastructure to reach them. Luckily, there are companies out there charging ahead of the curve. Here are 10 of Consult Energy’s favourite innovators in the clean energy and EV space…

myenergi

Founded in 2016, myenergi aims to revolutionise at-home renewable energy usage. Around 900,000 UK homes have solar panels installed, and myenergi wants to make them work better for the homeowner. Its energy diverter allows surplus solar or wind energy to be diverted for heating or to charge an electric vehicle, via its multi-award winning EV charger.

The company also houses its products in sleek designs that encourage people to buy, compared with more traditional and unsightly options. On top of that, myenergi’s products can connect to the internet and pair with a mobile app that allows remote control – charge an EV, divert power, and get real-time battery storage information in one place.

Paua

An individual may be happy making the trade-off of sparse charging infrastructure or sometimes encountering a defective public charger for the environmental good that an EV represents. Businesses, however, want reliability and security that their fleets will have access to charging points. This is where Paua comes in.

Paua tracks the location of all charging points in the UK and whether they are currently functional or occupied to provide businesses this peace of mind. Fleet drivers can access all of this information via Paua’s mobile app. Drivers can also activate and stop the charging through the app, and all receipts are aggregated into a single VAT invoice to the Fleet Manager for ease. Transforming whole company fleets into electric-powered vehicles is a tall order but a key part of the solution, and Paua is making it as easy as possible.

Volta Trucks

Volta Trucks

Based in Sweden, Volta Trucks is paving the way for electric freight distribution. Its flagship product, Volta Zero, is the world’s first purpose-built full-electric 16-tonne commercial vehicle and has been created specifically for the city centre. Trucks are notoriously heavy polluters, so the Volta Zero has huge implications for the distribution world. Cleaner city air, less noise pollution, and one step closer to net zero emissions. Even the components used to build Volta’s trucks are near carbon neutral. This is a company that is not just trying to make a premium product for commercial EV, but has a clear vision and strong ethics to boot.

eSmart Networks

Driving our decarbonisation forward is eSmart Networks, a company focusing on connecting renewable energy sources to the grid. This can involve anything from new commercial buildings to wind farms. The company offers a full service, from evaluating costs, surveys, design, grid connection and even battery storage. eSmart Networks also takes on large-scale EV charging point installation for both private and public use. It’s a crucial part of the process that doesn’t get much attention, but without proper integration, we’ll never reach net zero.

ev.energy

Since we’re still waiting for mass adoption of electric vehicles, relatively few companies exist that target the niche – though not insignificant – audience of EV owners. Aiming squarely at them is ev.energy.

Its smart, cloud-based platform was designed to optimise home charging. It automatically finds the greenest and cheapest energy, resulting in a lower-cost charge that’s better for the environment.  The mobile app handily displays how much charge the EV has, how long until it’s full, and how much it will cost. It’s a simple solution that allows users to be more environmentally conscious and save money on their bills – a win-win.

ZoomEV

Owning an electric vehicle is an exciting prospect, but such a shift away from what people know can make them hesitant. ZoomEV began as a way to make the transition to electric motoring as smooth as possible. It allows you to lease, buy, or test electric vehicles through its sharing platform. An EV sceptic can test a model before purchasing their own, or a holidaymaker could rent a green mode of transport.

As though that wasn’t enough, the company has partnered with companies offering essential services for EV owners as well as a subscription service to claim exclusive benefits and discounts. It makes the prospect of owning an EV more accessible and at the same time, more attractive to naysayers.

Osprey Charging

“Building the EV charging network of the future” is Osprey Charging’s mission, but how does it plan on doing so? The company already has a considerable network of public chargers across the country and concentrates on building rapid charging facilities with the latest technology.

Just as important as the technology itself is the location of charging points. Osprey works with commercial landlords to place chargers at points that they hope will become a destination for EV drivers. The ability to visit, for example, a shopping centre with EV charging points will be highly attractive. Osprey leans on that to incentivise landlords and in turn build out a reliable charging network. In coming years, electric vehicles will be the bulk of on-road vehicles, and Osprey is ahead of the curve.

Connected Kerb

Connected Kerb

To cope with millions of electric vehicles on the road, we need more charging points. That much is obvious, but Connected Kerb is taking it one step further. The company produces a suite of charging points for residential, commercial, and public sector use, with a small enough footprint that they can be fitted almost anywhere. That’s not all – as hinted by the name, all products are connected.

Functionally, that means that public charge points can be fitted with sensors for air quality, temperature, proximity which can in turn provide real-time data on traffic, weather and air conditions. All charge points are broadband-enabled and have 5G connectivity, which means they can receive software updates for years to come and new uses could be developed.

GRIDSERVE

GRIDSERVE is on a mission to move the needle on climate change in the best way possible, moving us away from fossil fuels and towards renewable energy. Their fuel source of choice is solar, and they’re tackling it by building grid-connected solar farms across the country, as well as modular solar power units that can be built in remote locations. Aside from that, the company is constructing an ‘Electric Highway’ of public EV chargers, which currently covers 85% of the UK’s motorway network, and makes leasing electric vehicles easier for the general public.

InstaVolt

InstaVolt develops, installs, owns and operates rapid EV charging stations all around the UK. InstaVolt is different to some other companies because they offer a completely pay-as-you-go charging service with no subscription required and no initial connection charge. You just pay for the electricity that you use, which makes electric vehicles both more accessible and affordable for those that may be on the fence.

The message from our government is clear: we need to transition away from fossil fuels as quickly as we can, but there are obvious roadblocks. Companies like our top 10 EV & clean energy innovators above are addressing fundamental issues and are essential if we are to reach net zero targets and change how we live.

Is there a company you felt like we missed off this list? Let us know.

Back to Blog

Our latest job opportunities

Added 2 days ago

Data Migration Specialist

Job Reference: 333765

  • Location

    London

  • Money

    £55.000 - £65,000

  • Contract

    Permanent

Added 2 days ago

Business Case Advisor

Job Reference: 333575

  • Location

    Hybrid - London

  • Money

    £70,000 - £80,000

  • Contract

    Permanent

Added 5 days ago

Head of Procurement and Vendor Management

Job Reference: 333416

  • Location

    London/ remote

  • Money

    competitive day rate

  • Contract

    Contract

Added 7 days ago

Senior Customer Engagement Delivery Manager

Job Reference: 330579

  • Location

    London/ Manchester

  • Money

    £50,000- £63,000

  • Contract

    Permanent

Added 17 May 2022

Compliance Governance Officer

Job Reference: 330355

  • Location

    Hybrid - Oxfordshire

  • Money

    £25,00 - £30,000

  • Contract

    Permanent

Added 17 May 2022

Operational Compliance Manager

Job Reference: 330347

  • Location

    Hybrid - Oxfordshire

  • Money

    £35,000 - £43,000

  • Contract

    Permanent

Added 17 May 2022

Head of ECO

Job Reference: 330263

  • Location

    Remote with UK wide travel

  • Money

    £60,000 - £80,000

  • Contract

    Permanent

Added 13 May 2022

Credit Advisor

Job Reference: 329169

  • Location

    Birmingham

  • Money

    £22,000 - £25,000

  • Contract

    Permanent

Added 12 May 2022

Contract Manager

Job Reference: 329042

  • Location

    London (Remote)

  • Money

    70,000-80,000

Added 10 May 2022

Marketing and Business Development Assistant

Job Reference: 328412

  • Location

    London

  • Money

    £18,000- £25,000

  • Contract

    Permanent

Added 10 May 2022

Data Architect

Job Reference: 273972

  • Location

    Remote

  • Money

    £650pd

  • Contract

    Contract

Added 10 May 2022

Account Manager

Job Reference: 328139

  • Location

    Remote

  • Money

    £40,000 - £50,000

  • Contract

    Permanent

Submit your CV

Submit your CV to a specialist consultant within in your field to find a role that connects with your skills and experience.

Find out more

Submit a vacancy

Submit a vacancy today and let Consult
Energy find the perfect candidate to become a member of your team.

Find out more

Start searching for your perfect job in
Energy and Utilities today