EV and sustainable infrastructure company, EV3POWER, has named experienced Electric Vehicle (EV) executive James Hutchinson as chief operating officer.

James will be responsible for all operations across EV3POWER’s Electric Vehicle (EV) Division and will spearhead their charging infrastructure and sustainability strategy.

A qualified electrical engineer, he has over 10 years’ experience in the Electric Vehicle industry and joins from EV infrastructure organisation, eFaraday, where he was general manager.

Prior to eFaraday, James was the lead project engineer at sustainability business Phoenix Works where he innovated vehicle-to-grid charging and led the transformation of sustainability at Leeds City Council. Before that he was Founder and Operations Director at ENCO Renewables - a UK pioneer in the PV and Solar energy space.

“With over 10 years experience in operations in EV and sustainability, James is the perfect person to drive our mission forward and add the leadership we need as we scale our EV infrastructure business’” said CEO and founder, Pete Bevils. “James’ background and track record in sustainability and EV infrastructure makes him the ideal person to lead our EV operations, so we are thrilled to have him onboard.”

James said: “I’m excited to join EV3POWER on their incredible journey. This is a vital moment for EV infrastructure in the UK so joining EV3, who are scaling quickly, is hugely exciting.

James continued, “Our aim is to ensure that the UK has the electric charging infrastructure it needs to meet the explosion in electric vehicle sales. The EV revolution is developing daily and I am joining a business that is perfectly positioned to become the UK leader in installation and maintenance of EV charging infrastructure.”

This latest appointment at EV3POWER comes just a week after naming former Google executive Rich Pleeth as chief of staff and member of the Board.