London to install 80 new rapid chargers

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, announced plans for more than 80 new rapid charging points to be delivered and installed across the British capital.

Before launching the initiative, TfL will be inviting bids from suppliers for two delivery contracts which include 51 sites in total across North and South London and will deliver 83 charging bays, adding to the initial lot of sites which went out to market in November 2022. In May 2023, a delivery contract was awarded to Zest, with 39 rapid charging bays expected to be delivered by the end of 2024.

This will mean that TfL released 122 rapid charging bays to the market in total, exceeding the initial target of 100. Subject to the supplier and agreed contracts, the remaining sites could all be delivered by the end of 2025.

The announcement was made by Khan as he visited Volta Trucks on the occasion of the UK market launch of their electric heavy goods vehicle trucks. “Zero-emission freight is an area which has been considered a significant barrier in the shift to decarbonising road transport. That is why I’m delighted to support Volta Trucks, who have recently launched the London trial of their first fully electric heavy goods vehicle,” said Mayor Khan, adding: “As more electric vehicles come onto our roads, it’s vital that London has the infrastructure to support them. TfL will be releasing another two batches of sites to the market to deliver public rapid and ultra-rapid charge points across its road network. These sites will play a huge part in supporting high mileage, essential road users such as commercial vehicles and businesses and will help us work towards building a greener and more prosperous London for everyone.”

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about „London to install 80 new rapid chargers“
John H
12.06.2023 um 10:18
80...8000 are needed. The majority of Londoners cannot charge on their properties. Yet we still persist in waving straws at the problem.

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