CHARGEPOINT INSTALL EV CHARGING FACILITIES AT LONDON EUSTON & LONDON VICTORIA STATION CAR PARKS
ChargePoint Services Ltd, worked alongside Network Rail to help develop this initiative and install a solution to meet Network Rail’s specific EV charging requirements. The solution installed includes five dual socket GE DuraStation pedestal AC units at Euston and three at Victoria station car parks, providing 32amp type 2, mode 3, fast charging for electric vehicles. All units are GPRS networked, and RFID compliant with the Source London & PiP schemes, and are monitored and managed via ChargePoint’s back office system, CPMS.
Liz Ratcliffe, Account Manager – Car Parking, Network Rail, said. “Rail is already one of the greenest forms of travel and our strategy aims to make it greener still Providing charge points for electric vehicles at our car parks will be a boost for rail users who have already chosen to use environmentally cleaner vehicles for their journey to and from the station. Enabling our users to recharge their electric vehicles at the station car park facilitates their choice to use environmentally cleaner vehicles throughout their commute, not just for the train part of the journey, but door-to-door. Recharging their vehicle at the station is the obvious choice for drivers of electric and hybrid vehicles and we’re very pleased at Network Rail to provide this facility to our customers as a part of our drive to reduce door-to-door carbon emission sustainable strategy.”
Alex Bamberg, Managing Director, ChargePoint Services Ltd, said. “We’re very pleased to be the first charge point supplier to install public charge points at railway stations in the UK. Network Rail obviously has a great understanding of joining up the journey to provide a totally green solution for their customers. We are looking forward to continuing to work alongside them rolling out the next round of sites offering public EV charging.”
John Mason, Transport for London director responsible for Source London, said: “These new charge points are a welcome addition to the Source London scheme, which has more than 1,300 publicly accessible points across the capital. “This will provide further options to members travelling outside London on rail services and guarantees they are never far away from a charge point when they need one. The growth in the electric vehicle market is very encouraging and by building the infrastructure to support these vehicles, we expect them to become even more accessible.”
There are over half a million rail users travelling through the London terminals every morning and evening, and many of them will have begun their journey with a car trip to their local station. Network Rail’s aim is to reduce the overall carbon footprint of that journey, and to encourage this, they offer a reduced price parking season ticket, just £100.00 per month, for drivers of electric vehicles leaving their vehicles at Network Rail car parks. Information can be found at: www.nrapcoa.co.uk/seasontickets.