APT Technologies has helped Hackney Council set up the first public on-street rapid charging posts for electrical vehicles in London.

The company has supplied and installed three of its very latest Tri-Rapid Chargers at sites in Shoreditch, Dalston and Hackney Central.

A sub-15 minute charging time ensures a fast and efficient turnaround and each unit caters for the charging requirements of all types of EV, whether it is plug-in hybrid or fully electric.

The Tri-Rapid Chargers charge at 43kW AC power and 50kW DC power. They have an eight-inch LCD screen for easy use, real-time consumption data and a constantly refreshed charging cost, measured on a pay-as-you-go basis.

Coun. Feryal Demirci, Hackney Council's Cabinet Member for Neighbourhoods and Sustainability, said: 'The Council is committed to improving air quality in the borough, including supporting the development of electric vehicles both locally and across London.

'We hope this network will make charging more accessible, efficient and practical, in particular enabling electric taxis and private hire vehicles, as well as other commercial vehicles such as those used by courier companies, to recharge during the working day.'