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OUR MISSION

ENSURING EVERYONE BENEFITS
FROM THE ENERGY TRANSITION

About Us

Trojan Energy was formed in 2016 with one mission: to ensure everyone benefits from the energy transition.

With total focus on enabling the switch to eMobility, we developed the Trojan Electric Vehicle Charging System. A system that finally offers an equal chance for EV drivers without a driveway to charge effectively at home, while eliminating residual clutter on the pavement. A system that doesn't require municipal authorities to zone off parking spaces and gives network operators the ability to manage power demand in real time. A system smart enough to offer a convenient way to charge that's green, cheap, immediate - or a combination of all three - at up to 22kW. A system that delivers flat and flush chargepoints in hubs of fifteen, or single units powered by the home, to leave the streetscape uncluttered for everyone. We want to give drivers the confidence and practicality they need to go electric.

We're going to do our bit for the global effort to reduce carbon emissions and improve air quality by supporting electrification and the transition to renewable energy. We’re doing this by addressing the lack of EV charging infrastructure within the urban environment.

We’re charging towards Net-Zero.

Founders

Ian Mackenzie

Ian Mackenzie

Chief Executive Officer

Ian has led 100+ person engineering teams in oil majors delivering projects worth over £300m and is a very experienced manger and development engineer. Today Ian leads Trojan and is committed to using his talents to help reduce the need for further fossil fuel developments.

Hugh Mackenzie

Hugh Mackenzie

Chief Operating Officer

 

The twin brother of Ian, Hugh is an engineer and entrepreneur who has built two companies generating over £50m of revenue worldwide. He has patented and developed 11 technologies used worldwide in the oil industry. As Chief Operating Officer Hugh brings his 15 years of oil field business experience throughout the world to the Trojan team and is responsible for day to day operations within Trojan Energy. After twenty-three years in the oil industry Hugh is now determined to use his creativity and experience accelerating the transition to Net-Zero.

Ashley Thomson

Ashley Thomson

Design and Manufacturing Director

 

With over 25 years of experience in advanced design and manufacturing, Ashley has developed numerous unique products for the oil industry. With deep knowledge of design software, machining processes, seals and coatings he is the driving force behind the connector and lance design. Ashley’s expertise lies in his ability to think out of the box and create beautifully engineered products. From conceptualisation, mathematical analysis of parts, manufacturing drawings and manufacturing experience, he is the key design member of the team and in the prime of his engineering prowess, he is leading our design team as we get “street ready”.

Sandy Thom

Sandy Thom

Technical Director

 

Sandy has spent his engineering career developing high-reliability electronics for harsh environments. Over the last 10 years he worked designing power and control systems for North Sea subsea applications before moving into the area of engineering data management, deploying a digital-twin of an operational brownfield asset combining 1D / 2D and 3D representations of 20 years accumulated engineering data. With experience in developing, deploying and supporting the operational activities of subsea production control systems and digital knowledge management systems he now transfers those skills to the EV charging domain and has particular interest in OCPP, OCPI and ISO 15118.

Company Timeline

Summer

Summer
2016

Light bulb moment while out walking the dog! Amazing ideas come to you when you're out in the fresh air and now we're doing something to help keep it clean.

October

October
2016

Founding partners form company and initial research begins

January

January
2017

Design of prototype begins

June

June
2017

Patent submitted

October

October
2018

Win Innovate UK award

December

December
2018

Win Scottish EDGE 13

January

January
2019

Manufacture of 3 prototypes

March

March
2019

Detailed feasibility study complete

April

April
2019

Consortium submission for UK Trial

July

July
2019

Patent awarded

June

June
2020

£1m Seed investment into Trojan Energy

July

July
2020

Win BEIS Beyond Off-Street SmartSTEP project.
SmartSTEP incentivises charging when electricity is at its cheapest (typically overnight) and uses renewable electricity provided by Octopus Energy. Crucially the project will build resilience into the local and national electricity grid with full DCC function implementation allowing secure and rapid demand management requests from electricity network operators and national grid if required, helping to balance & protect the electricity distribution network.

January

January
2021

Work commenced to install hardware for EV charge points on some pavements as part of the STEP Trial (Subsurface Technology for Electric Pathways) supported by Innovate UK and funded by OZEV.

July

July
2021

Five Trojan Energy charge points have been installed in Mortimer Road for a small group of trial participants to carry out real-world testing of the prototype system. The full trial of 150 charge points across Brent and Camden will then go live later in the year.

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