Chargemaster completes 156 charge points for London Fire Brigade

Published:  22 July, 2015

One-hundred-and-fifty-six points for charging electric vehicles have been installed at 71 fire stations and five other Brigade sites across London.

One-hundred-and-fifty-six points for charging electric vehicles have been installed at 71 fire stations and five other Brigade sites across London.

Chargemaster, the UK's largest supplier of electric vehicle charging equipment, has installed the points to support the London Fire Brigade's growing fleet of electric support vehicles.

But 18 of the points in nine different locations are also available for public use at Croydon, East Ham, Edmonton, Finchley, Hainault, Harold Hill, Hornsey, Ilford and New Malden fire stations. They can register for access and unlock the charging points on the spot via their smartphone.

London Fire Brigade selected Chargemaster's twin socket fast charging units that charge at a rate of up to 22kW. Government funding contributed 75 per cent to the total cost of installing the charging points, while the remaining cost was covered by Chargemaster, which was appointed following a competitive tender to install and manage the charging point sockets.

Transport Minister Andrew Jones, said: “I want cleaner, greener cars across the capital and this money will make a real difference. The Department for Transport's funding for the 156 new charge points will make it easier for people to use increasingly popular low emission vehicles.”

Chargemaster CEO, David Martell, said: “We are pleased to have worked with London Fire Brigade and to have invested in partnership with Government to expand the charging network available to electric vehicle users in the city.

“All charge points were installed on schedule and are now part of the UK's most reliable charging network.”

London Fire Commissioner Ron Dobson, said: “I am delighted the Brigade's electric vehicle charge points have been installed across London and are now ready for use by both Brigade staff and members of the public.”

The Brigade currently uses five electric cars through its lease car scheme and hopes to have a further five in its fleet by the end of the year through additional government funding secured from the Office for Low Emission Vehicles.

The charging points are part of Chargemaster's POLAR network, the largest in the country with more than 4,000 public points. Chargemaster has now supplied over 10,000 public and workplace units in the UK and eight other European countries.

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