James Penfold

Director of eMobility Solutions

James works with business owners, community leaders, and government employees to develop and build EV Charging projects that will achieve a positive economic and environmental return to all stakeholders. His specialties include site consultations, financing, and cash flow analysis.  

James grew up in England and after leaving college had the itch to travel in the US. He realized how much he loved New England and decided this was the place to put down some roots. After 20 years successfully running a high performance bicycle parts importing business (and getting to work with Tour de France winners!), James shifted into a different type of transportation. He loves the challenge of switching society away from gas-powered cars, and relishes the fact that EVs are more fun to drive (and “fuel”) while simultaneously minimizing our carbon emissions.  

When he isn’t on a mission to plug his EV into a “best kept secret” public charger, James loves to trail run, downhill ski (with some uphill too) and mountain bike the old school way (without the battery) (at least for now). He lives in Kittery, Maine with his wife, 2 kids, 2 cats, and a collie - not named Lassie.  

James would love to add solar panels to his roof, but the two 300-year-old oaks that keep the house cool in the summer provide too much shade for solar. His 14-kW share of the ReVision Energy Community Solar Farm will be online in 2023 and will completely offset his CMP bill for his air source heat pumps and 2 EVs.