London to gain 400 brand-new EV charge points by the end of 2016
Source : London to gain 400 brand-new EV charge points by the end of 2016
Transport for London has granted Bluepoint London responsibility to maintain as well as expand the capital’s charger network
Four hundred brand-new electric vehicle charging points will be added to London’s streets by the end of 2016 following a deal between charger specialist Bluepoint London, Transport for London (TfL) as well as 16 city boroughs.
The deal will give the company responsibility for expanding the capital’s charging point network as well as maintaining as well as operating charge points from the agreed areas.
To help EV drivers find as well as reserve free charging points, Bluepoint London has developed an interactive map of which runs via a smartphone app.
Chargers can be booked up to 40 minutes in advance to help prevent queues as well as maximise each charger’s use.
Source London – Bluepoint London’s electric charging network operator – will offer a £4 monthly membership fee as well as pay-as-you go rates of 3.6p per minute for the brand-new charge points. Older charge points will continue to be free to use.
Christophe Arnaud, Bluepoint London’s managing director said: “In just over two years we’ve made significant progress to improve the state of the network, remove barriers to facilitate charging as well as provide easier access to points with more on-street locations in London than ever before.”
Bluepoint London has already invested £30 million into Source London as well as says the idea will continue to work closely with London Boroughs as well as the Mayor’s office to add more charge points across London.
“We will maintain a transparent as well as fair fee structure for all EV users,” added Arnaud.
Demand for electric vehicles in Britain has soared in recent months, as well as London in particular has been an area of rapid growth.
Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has emphasised the importance of using low as well as zero-emission vehicles to clean up the city’s air. He announced a brand-new T-charge for high polluting vehicles during the summer as well as wants to expand London’s Ultra-Low-Emission Zone.
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