Bexley Borough Council has appointed electric vehicle (EV) chargepoint operator Ubitricity to install and maintain a network of 100 on-street EV chargepoints across the borough.
Ubitricity, a Shell-owned subsidiary, will install and maintain the public charging infrastructure, which will comprise bollard and lamppost chargers built into existing street furniture on residential roads in Bexley.
Councillor Richard Diment, cabinet member for places at Bexley Borough Council, said: “Installing these chargers using existing lampposts means that there is less physical infrastructure to install, and disruption will be kept to a minimum, keeping our street green without cluttering them.”
The chargepoints reportedly take as little as two hours to install and will see at least two deployed per ward within the borough, each capable of charging at a speed of up to 5kW.
Achievements and innovations in EV charging will be celebrated at the third annual CiTTi Awards, which will be held on 26 November 2024 at the De Vere Grand Connaught Rooms in London. Nominations officially open in March 2024. Visit www.cittiawards.co.uk to learn more about this unmissable event for the UK’s transportation sector.