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More than 350,000 kWh drawn on EV charging network

Charge Your Car (CYC) achieved a grand total of 72,575 charging sessions on its electric vehicle charging network on October 6, 2013, meaning that the total kWh drawn since the system went live in 2010 has surpassed 350,000.

Alexandra Prescott, operations director at CYC, said: “We expect this figure to escalate by a further 30,000 kWh over the next two to three months when we upgrade some posts and they start communicating with the CYC system.

"Establishing a nationwide network is our ultimate goal and these figures are very encouraging as we continue rolling out CYC.”

The network now has 176 post owners enrolled, resulting in 1,500 charging points managed by CYC with 1,151 registered users.

Recent additions to the CYC network are Source West, and York and the goal is to have 10,000 in the network by 2020 so that drivers are always within range of a charge point.

The CYC system, built on open source software, is the first pay-as-you-go service available to EV owners.

It brings together drivers, charge point owners, public sector organisations and charge point manufacturers in a network accessible to all, which is monitored 24 hours, seven days a week.

Charge point manufacturers already part of the CYC scheme are Elektromotive, APT, Chargemaster, DBT, PODPoint, and Siemens.

In July this year CYC launched a free app which allows users to find charge points, plan a route, start and stop a session and pay for a charge at all app-ready charge points across the CYC network.

The app features a live map that shows the current status of all charge points across the network and it also reduces the necessity for RFID cards and multiple scheme subscriptions.

 


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