Zaptec charges ahead after securing deals with major Scottish housebuilders

ZAPTEC, a manufacturer of electric vehicle (EV) chargers, has signed multi-year deals with three Scottish housebuilders to become their preferred supplier.

Whiteburn Projects, Kirkwood Homes and Cala Group will now use the Zaptec Go charger as one of their chosen charging products. With the three deals that have been struck, Zaptec said hundreds of homes a year will be built in Scotland with the firm’s chargers.

Areas covered include Aberdeenshire, Alford, Dundee, Fife, Kirkcaldy and Kirkwood.

Joe Stenhouse, business development manager Scotland, Zaptec, said, “We’re delighted to announce a trio of Scottish housebuilder deals. The quality and quantity of housebuilders that Zaptec is doing deals with shows that we are committed to Scotland and to ensuring that people in Scotland can have access to some of the best EV chargers on the market as Scotland looks to make the transition to EVs.”

Eve McCurrich, MD at Whiteburn Projects, added, “Whiteburn is excited to be working with Zaptec for the provision of electric car charging for our clients. As a design-led housebuilder, we love the simplicity of the Zaptec design and the ability for clients to choose a colour to tie in with the aesthetics of their home.”

Founded in 2012 in Norway, Zaptec initially provided technology to aid space missions for NASA until, in 2016, the focus switched to producing and selling EV chargers. Since then, the company revealed it has accrued 50% market share in its home country, while steadily expanding into new territories like Scotland.

The Zaptec Go charger is Zaptec’s award-winning domestic charger. The product is no bigger than a smart tablet and is built to work with all EVs by adapting its maximum charge to a car’s capacity. Last year, the Zaptec Go won the EV charger category in the 2022 Red Dot Award for design.