Cenex will continue to manage the National Chargepoint Registry and conduct Chargepoint Audits once again after Office for Zero Emission Vehicles awarded the contracts.
The audit will ensure government grant funding is spent correctly and that chargepoint installations are fit for purpose.
Greg Payne, Principal Technical Specialist, said: “Cenex, working with their partner Certsure, has been awarded the contract by OZEV to audit chargepoint installations funded through the Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme (EVHS) and Workplace Charging Scheme (WCS) government funding schemes.
“This important work will see hundreds of chargepoint installations across the country audited, helping to ensure that installations are provided in a safe manner and that funding is used to benefit those intended.”
Cenex has managed the NCR since 2017 and the contract was awarded by OZEV and Department for Transport.
The NCR is a database of publicly available chargepoints for electric vehicles in the UK established in 2011, part of the UK governments Open Data initiative, and is available for researchers, companies, innovators and analysts, for free under the Open Government licence.
The chargepoint data in the NCR is provided directly by the chargepoint device owners and chargepoint operators and is therefore verified.
There are two main set of stakeholders: the data providers and the data users.
Users include research organisations (RTOs), universities, consultants, independent researchers, journalists, mapping application creators etc. Providers include the public chargepoint owners and CPNOs.