The three GE DuraStation units, provide 32amp, IEC single type 2 mode 3 charging for electric vehicles. ChargePoint Services has already installed over 130 of these units to LOCOG in time for the 2012 summer games. These stylish pedestal units, proven to be class-leading in terms of durability, are GPRS networked, and RFID compliant to Source London and PiP specification, so drivers will enjoy a consistent experience whether visiting the Olympic village or collecting a coffee on their way to work or to the airport.
Alex Bamberg, Sales Director, ChargePoint Services Ltd, said. “We are very pleased to be EuroGarages’ chosen partner for EV charge point technology. As well as being the UK’s fastest growing forecourt operation, they are an extremely forward thinking organisation and with 72 sites across the UK and a new Starbucks outlet set to open every month from September 2012. ChargePoint’s experience of providing not only first class charging units, but also our unique back office management system (CPMS) will enable EuroGarages to fully monitor and control their charge point network as it rapidly expands across the UK.”
ChargePoint Services is GE’s EV infrastructure partner for the UK providing not only sales distribution for its range of EV charging hardware, but also software solutions providing back office functionality. The GE DuraStation offers fast-charging which is capable of reducing average recharge time from 6-8 hours to 3-4 hours. Its user-friendly, robust design makes it ideal for commercial and private use in public areas such as car parks and street-side installations.
Mohammed Patel, Utilities Manager at EuroGarages Ltd, said. “We’re very excited to be installing the first GE charge points as the initial phase of a roll-out plan to install EV charge points at our key road-side outlets around the UK. Our decision to partner with ChargePoint Services and GE was reached after substantial research in the EV infrastructure market. We are confident that the quality of service and products, both hardware and software, will provide the perfect partnership for EuroGarages whose sustainable ethos and environmental policies already extend right across its business practices.