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London to install £60m of public chargers

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  1. dpeilow

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    Yes, great, but which standards? Free access? Pay for use?

    Better Place? Elektromotive?
     
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    Wow. Around here I'd be happy with 1% of parking having a charging station.
     
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    I'm sure everyone will be after a slice of the pie. There's also EVoasis which I have posted about before.

    With that many sites, they can afford to install some different variants. I just hope they put in high-power ones and not the crummy 13A version of Elektromotive's posts.
     
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    London to become Europe's e-car capital, says Mayor • Register Hardware

    Frost & Sullivan: Concerted Government Support Critical for Powering the Electric Vehicle Market

    London Mayor's EV Plan
     
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    London's electric vehicle delivery plan

    Taken from pages 15 and 16 of the london mayor's electric vehicle delivery plan (may 2009)

    http://www.london.gov.uk/mayor/publications/2009/docs/electric-vehicles-plan.pdf

    "Public Access Charging Network
    •This charging network will be available to registered users and will be a mix of slow and fast charging points.

    Slow Charging
    •The slow charging network is aimed at those who travel and then park for a considerable time at one location
    •We will work with the boroughs and Transport for London (TfL) to provide a total of 250 on-street charging points by 2012.We will investigate the distribution of points between borough roads and TLRN side roads. As part of this process we will look to future-proofing the systems to enable faster charging to be implemented later at minimal cost.
    •We will work with partners to deliver 2,000 charging points in public car parks by 2015:
    •We will install charging points in London Underground car parks with the first points installed in late 2009.There are 70 London Underground car parks, predominantly in outer London, containing a total of over 12,000 spaces.
    •We will work with Network Rail and the Train Operating Companiesto install charging points in station car parks.There are 84 National Rail car parks with around 7,000 spaces intotal.
    •We will work with boroughs and car park providers to deliver additional dedicated charging points in long stay public car parks.There are around 220,000 spaces in public off-street car parks in London.
    •Additional charge points may be provided during this period if the level of demand warrants this.

    Fast Charging
    •The fast charging points will assist those that only wish to stop for a short period of time (e.g. 30 minutes) and need to quickly charge their vehicle.
    •We will work with partners to roll out a network of 50 fast charge points across London by 2012 so that all users are within 3 miles of a fast charge point.We will work with boroughs and other partners to install this network at a variety of locations, including retail developments, leisure centres and short stay car parks.This will require a minimum network of 50 charge points.
    •We will work with partners to install a denser network of fastercharge points as part of the roll-out strategy.A total of 200 additional fast charging points will be installed by 2015.
    •We will work with partners to further develop the fast charging network as demand requires.

    Rapid Charging
    •We will work with partners to investigate the potential for rapid charging points in London.Whilst slow and fast charging will satisfy the requirements of the vast majority of users, there is still potential for rapid charging, where a vehicle can be fully charged in a matter of minutes. This could be particularly useful for drivers embarking on a longer trip or for specific market segments, such as taxis and commercial vehicles, where they may not wish to be delayed for an extended period."

    Sounds very promising.
     
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    And yet another reheat...

    Ministers spark electric car revolution in London | News


     
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    Can't say I'm surprised...


    London mayor cuts electric car charging scheme funds

     
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    It's great to read that the London Mayor sees the importance of building a great EV infrastructure. I hope this type enthusiasm takes hold in our cities across the US.
     
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    Talk is cheap...
     

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