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Danish EV tech company Monta hires Irish exec to oversee expansion here – Siliconrepublic.com


Monta has recently partnered with Irish electrical infrastructure company Core Solutions to establish 50 new EV charging points in Ireland.

Denmark-headquartered EV tech company Monta has hired an Irish country manager to lead its expansion strategy here.

Ricky Hill has been appointed to the role. Hill will oversee Monta’s regional growth and partnerships with local charge point manufacturers, wholesalers, operators, installers, and businesses. He comes to the position from a background in managing mergers and acquisitions and tech.

Monta makes software for different EV needs, including an EV charging app for drivers and an EV business portal. It aims to make locating and using EV charge points more convenient for owners and drivers alike.

Its tech allows any company, organisation, and public entity with available sites and space to view, manage and set up charge points for employees, guests, and public EV drivers.

Charge point owners can then manage users, power usage, pricing, access and transactions through the Monta app.

According to Hill, Ireland is a market with great potential for Monta and EV products. “The EV industry in Ireland is at a critical point as sales skyrocket, yet the charging infrastructure is significantly behind where it needs to be.”

He added that Monta hopes to facilitate “the charging infrastructure expansion” here in Ireland through what he described as its “Airbnb-like service that enables private chargers to be made available for public use, which can be found by anyone using the app.”

Ireland has announced a number of initiatives of late to drive EV and charging infrastructure growth, with the latest being an expansion of EV Home Charger Grant. This grant allows homeowners to avail of the SEAI grant to install a charger, regardless of whether they have an EV or not. This means people can install a charger in advance of purchasing an electric vehicle, for visitor use or at rented accommodation.

Hill said he was joining the company at an “exceptionally exciting time.” Monta recently announced a new partnership with Irish electrical infrastructure company Core Solutions to establish 50 new electric car charging points in Ireland.

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