Siemens installs 12 electric vehicle charging points at London Underground stations around the capital
London’s network of electric car charging points has expanded with a further 12 installed at Underground stations across the capital.
This takes the city’s total charging network – run Source London – to over 1100 sites.
Source London, which is partly funded by the Department for Transport – was launched by Boris Johnson in May 2011. Improving air quality in the capital by encouraging the uptake of low emission vehicle usage is among its goals.
The latest 12 points were installed by engineering and electronics firm Siemens, which has an additional 48 charge points across London.
Each charging point can charge two vehicles simultaneously, which the manufacturers claim reduces installation and maintenance costs, and maximises space.
Mark Bonnor-Moris, head of electromobility, UK Siemens, said: “This significant EV infrastructure project provides UK Power Network Services, Source London and LU with credible and experienced supply, delivery, management and operation. This major project further demonstrates transition from low-power (‘trickle’) on-street electric vehicle charging to high-power and rapid industry-grade facilities, increasing investment and utilisation of electric vehicles.â€?
Siemens has also installed a new network of charging points for electric vehicles has
in the Northamptonshire town of Corby as part of an agreement with Electric Corby with the support of Corby borough council.
Seventeen 3-phase AC chargers and one DC rapid charger are currently installed at fourteen different sites in the borough including a fourteenth century public house in Rockingham, parking bays and associated services at Rockingham racetrack and a 50kW rapid charger in a central location in the town of Corby.
Source London recently defended itself from criticism by London Liberal Democrat’s over lack of use by members of the public– arguing that that the network will be used more regularly once the technology becomes more popular with drivers.