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Published August 27, 2014 07:17 AM

Network of rapid EV chargers planned for London

The Energy Saving Trust and Transport for London (TfL) have announced a new initiative to identify potential sites for rapid electric vehicle charging points across the capital.

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The scheme organisers say one of the aims of their programme is to help businesses expand their use of cleaner vans and light lorries throughout Greater London.

As part of the project, the Energy Saving Trust and TfL are inviting business fleets operating vehicles up to 12.5 tonnes to contribute by helping to map out where the network of rapid chargepoints across Greater London could be located to support this increase in electric freight vehicles.

Energy Saving Trust, in partnership with vehicle scheduling specialists Route Monkey, will analyse fleet telematics and scheduling data and recommend potential locations for rapid chargepoints that could meet the needs of London’s business fleets. Isuzu and Paneltex are providing data on mid-sized commercial vehicles (up to 12.5 tonnes) to help model how organisations could switch from diesel to electric powertrains.

Each participating fleet in the "Rapid Chargepoints" project will receive a tailored report showing where there is a business case for acquiring electric vehicles within their fleets. The project builds on the Energy Saving Trust's Plugged-in Fleets Initiative, funded by the Department for Transport (Dft) and TfL, which helped more than 100 organisations understand how plug-in vehicles could work for them.

EV charging station sign image via Shutterstock.

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