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Putting drivers at the wheel of electric vehicle infrastructure

Posted by SSE Business Energy on 12/07/18 09:25

SSE and Source London are helping empower Londoners to choose the best locations for electric vehicle charging points across the city.

A new online tool, www.powermystreet.co.uk, has been launched which allows residents to map where they want the charging infrastructure which will in turn help city planners and suppliers chart demand and make the choices a reality.

SSE Enterprise is working with Source London, London’s largest charging network, to install the vital infrastructure which will enable more people to make the switch to cleaner transport. It’s already installed 728 charging points with 1,000 expected to be available to electric vehicle drivers across the city by the end of 2018.

Additionally, SSE Business Energy provides all of Source London’s charging points with green energy, meaning users can be assured they’re using 100% clean, renewable energy to power their vehicles.

Stuart Chaston, Managing Director of SSE Enterprise Contracting, said: “As more and more people make the switch to cleaner, greener cars this tool helps put them in charge of where they need the charging points to be and we’d encourage all electric vehicle owners in the city to go online and choose the best vehicle charging location for them.

“SSE is proud to be working with Source London to deliver the low carbon infrastructure needed for the Capital for decades to come and providing the green, 100% renewable energy to power Londoners’ vehicles sustainably.”

Christophe Arnaud, Managing Director of Source London, said: “We are proud to launch Powermystreet, a tool which will help spearhead London’s transformation into the true electric vehicle capital. Without the infrastructure to support them, electric vehicles cannot flourish.

“Chris Grayling’s announcement on Monday to help increase uptake of low emission vehicles is a welcome step in the right direction but falls short of what London truly needs: a dense, user-friendly, sustainable and homogeneous charging infrastructure. Collaborative efforts are paramount to the success of this essential behavioural shift and Powermystreet is the best way to engage with residents all over London and understand their needs.”

Source London

Source London is London’s largest charging network with smart charge points available on-street across London. Its mission is to deliver a smart and sustainable EV infrastructure whilst encouraging EV uptake across London. All Source London charge points are powered with clean energy from either Wind or Hydropower, meaning zero greenhouse gasses are produced to charge the fast-growing number of electric vehicles across London.

Source London currently has 850 charge points on-street allowing users to park and charge on London’s streets simultaneously and will reach at least 1,000 by the end of 2018. Users of the network can also book a point at their preferred location in advance to facilitate their journey.

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Topics: SSE Green, Electric Vehicles, renewable electricity

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