Eight charging points for electric vehicles have been installed at Network Rail’s public car parks at Euston and Victoria railway stations in central London.
ChargePoint Services has installed five dual socket GE DuraStation pedestal AC units at Euston and three at Victoria station car parks, providing 32amp type two, mode three, fast charging for electric vehicles.
All units are GPRS networked, and RFID compliant with the Source London and PiP schemes, and are monitored and managed via ChargePoint’s back office system, CPMS
The installation is part of Network Rail’s on-going sustainability strategy, which aims to make commuting via the rail network the greenest way to travel.
There are more than half a million rail users travelling through the London terminals every morning and evening, and many of them will have begun their journey with a car trip to their local station.
Network Rail’s aim is to reduce the overall carbon footprint of that journey, and to encourage this it is offering a reduced price parking season ticket of £100 per month, for drivers of electric vehicles leaving their vehicles at Network Rail car parks.
Liz Ratcliffe, account manager – car parking at Network Rail, said: “Providing charge points for electric vehicles at our car parks will be a boost for rail users who have already chosen to use environmentally cleaner vehicles for their journey to and from the station.
“Recharging their vehicle at the station is the obvious choice for drivers of electric and hybrid vehicles and we’re very pleased at Network Rail to provide this facility to our customers as a part of our drive to reduce door-to-door carbon emission sustainable strategy.”
Alex Bamberg, managing director, ChargePoint Services Ltd, said. “We’re very pleased to be the first charge point supplier to install public charge points at railway stations in the UK. Network Rail obviously has a great understanding of joining up the journey to provide a totally green solution for their customers.
“We are looking forward to continuing to work alongside them rolling out the next round of sites offering public EV charging.”