12 July 2017 – ChargePoint Services today announce that they have been working alongside Coventry City Council to upgrade the electric vehicle charging facilities for EV drivers in Coventry City Centre.
The innovative project includes the removal of seven Chargemaster chargers which were left over from the Plugged in Places legacy project, these are being replaced with the installation of seven new Twin Socket 7kW chargers connected to the GeniePoint Network. The phased installation includes, two new chargers situated in Croft Road and Little Park Street, three chargers at the Memorial Park & Ride, all of which are now fully functional and available to use, and two additional chargers, the final destination is still to be confirmed.
The uptake of electric vehicles among drivers is increasing steadily, in order to support this growth and replace slow and unreliable chargers, new chargers with up to date EV charging technology will take their place. EV Drivers can access the new chargers via RFID card or smartphone, and will be supported by ChargePoint Services’ highly trained customer care team who are available 24/7 to assist drivers and their use of the chargers to ensure maximum uptime for each charger.
Alex Bamberg, Managing Director, ChargePoint Services Ltd, said. “The City of Coventry is geographically situated at the global centre of cutting-edge, automotive engineering technology. Coventry City Council is majorly supportive of clean vehicle technology and we are very pleased to be supporting their efforts to provide outstanding recharging facilities to drivers visiting the City Centre. We look forward to the next phase of the project which will be to provide Rapid Charging facilities enabling even faster charging for drivers around Coventry City Centre.”