EO Charging has carried out what it believe is the “largest single-site charge point in the UK" by installing 40 EO smart chargers at Gnewt Cargo's depot in Bow, London.
The operator has commissioned 63 EO smart chargers in total across two sites to keep its 100% electric commercial vehicle fleet on the road.
Gnewt Cargo worked alongside the Mayor of London’s office ahead of a successful bid to Innovate UK to fund the Low Emission Freight Trial to which charging infrastructure is an integral component.
The successful bid received a total of £1m in funding which has been used to install a total of 63 EO smart-chargers, all connected by two eoHUB's. The charging system was designed by The Phoenix Works.
EO Charging’s fonder Charlie Jardine said: “Whilst the Gnewt Cargo fleet is currently unique, we know that this size of EV fleets will become commonplace in cities over the next few years.
“We’re fully aligned to Sadiq Khan’s vision of a cleaner, greener London and know that drastic action is required if we are to reduce poisonous emissions by more than half, by 2025, across the city.”
Gnewt Cargo’s founder and head of business development Sam Clarke said: “Gnewt has been through a rapid growth phase over the last eight years of trading which in turn has put greater focus on the way in which our ever-increasing electric fleet recharges.
"I was impressed how EO tackled this unique challenge and how the innovative yet cost-effective solution was presented.”