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Hackney Council installs on-street rapid chargers

The units have been installed on Bentley Road in Dalston, Calvert Avenue in Shoreditch and Reading Lane in Hackney Central, and were 75% funded by the Office for Low Emission Vehicles, with the remainder covered by Transport for London.

With connectors supporting the CHAdeMo, Combined Charging System and AC rapid charging standards, the Evolt Tri Rapid points offer an 80% charge in around half an hour for most of the UK’s biggest-selling electric vehicles.

The units will be managed by ChargePoint Services and available for an annual £20 membership fee.

Councillor Feryal Demirci, cabinet member for neighbourhoods and sustainability at Hackney Council, said: “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.

Alex Grant

Trained on Cardiff University’s renowned Postgraduate Diploma in Motor Magazine Journalism, Alex is an award-winning motoring journalist with ten years’ experience across B2B and consumer titles. A life-long car enthusiast with a fascination for new technology and future drivetrains, he joined Fleet World in April 2011, contributing across the magazine and website portfolio and editing the EV Fleet World Website.

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