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Innovation Centre, Portsmouth

Our Innovation Centre in Portsmouth is dedicated to accelerating fleet electrification.

Accelerating fleet electrification

At our first research and development centre, we are testing and identifying the best solutions for fleet electrification, and driving innovation in the electric transport sector.

Technology agnostic

We are technology agnostic. This means we equally test all the latest EV charging solutions and software integrations with different vehicle types.


From electric vans to double decker e-buses, we can identify the most cost effective and optimal solution for the fleet operators we work with, based on their needs. Through new integrations and innovations, we are shaping the future of fleet electrification.


By working closely with fleet operators, we identify their barriers to electrification and site-specific needs like limited grid capacity or concerns over battery degradation. This enables us to scope, commission and integrate equipment that will respond directly to their fleet’s requirements.

Real-life innovation

The Centre can simulate the intricacies of depot charging with the ability to charge multiple buses, vans and electric cars at one time. The site is also supported by one of our Powerskids, an innovative 100kW battery storage asset made from second-life batteries.


The Powerskid allows us to assess how innovations such as V2G charging and grid enhancement services can support the additional power required for EV charging. This can then be scaled up for implementation in fleet depots.

Can I visit the Innovation Centre?

Yes. Meet with our fleet experts, discuss your needs and understand how to take smart steps towards electrification, net zero and clean air targets.

Contact us

Peter Smith

Head of Product

Pete leads Zenobē’s growing team of Product specialists across all areas of the business. His team oversee our R&D as well as product development in both hardware and software.


He has been working in the European E-Mobility sector from over ten years, specialising in the design, build and delivery of software systems for EV Charging.