City EV

Venturefest South Innovator: City EV

City EV produce electric vehicle charging systems that can be used anywhere. We caught up with them ahead of tomorrow's Venturefest South event to find out more.

Describe your business in no more than 100 words.

British tech start-up for electric vehicle charging solutions, with experienced commercial and technical management, and a proven success record. Currently with production ready solutions for the UK and export marketplace.

What prompted you to enter the Innovation Zone? Describe the innovation that you’ve entered with:

We are entering the innovation zone focused on promoting our novel electric vehicle charging system. In short this is a complete UK designed and supported AC car charging system, with charge points for home use, for new and existing premises and for public installations, for example by local authorities, even featuring a custom built solar PV charge point for home and retail or commercial premises.

City EV also manufactures units to allow network operators to build their own charge points and networks, and builds charge points for special installations, for example lamp post and heritage installations.

How would you describe that to a novice?! A product range for bringing electric vehicle charging to homes, workplaces, and public locations.

What are the biggest challenges you face?

Raising our profile in the marketplace

What are your biggest professional achievements to date?

‘Kitchen table’ electronic tech start-up to £4m sale to public company, satellite communications networks.

How do you feel about showcasing to potentially hundreds of people at Venturefest South?

Enthusiastically looking forward to the opportunity and challenges!

What are you hoping to get out of attending Venturefest South?

Raise awareness of our organisation and product range, promote locally as we have local prospects and engage in new relationships for the future.

Where do you see your company in five years time?

Bigger! As an established professional organisation with a quality client base and growing.

What advice would you give to aspiring innovators?

Never give up! There is always room for innovation and no limits, look for help and listen to people, as most want to help. Lead with ideas, don’t follow. Original ideas can work.

City EV will be part of the Innovation Zone at the inaugural Venturefest South event taking place at Winchester Guildhall on 9th March – for more information and to book your tickets, visit