London Q-Park sites join POLAR network
Chargemaster has transferred 124 charging points at Q-Park locations from Source London to its own Polar network.
It follows Chargemaster’s announcement last year that it would be offering free charging point replacements for local authorities included in the former Plugged-in Places scheme, as well as installing a support network of rapid chargers across the capital.
Q-Park already has partnerships with Tesla Motors and Franklin Energy to offer on-site charging at its car parks, and joins 4,000 units on the Polar network. Chargemaster said it will upgrade current equipment and grow the network to meet demand over the coming months.
Chargemaster CEO, David Martell, said: “Today’s growing number of EV owners in major cities and across the UK expect to find an available, fully functioning, charging point wherever they park. This is something that we believe is paramount to the sustained uptake of EVs, so we are glad that Q-Park customers will now be able to take advantage of the latest charging technology, and Chargemaster’s market-leading reliability rate of more than 98%.”
Adam Bidder, managing director of Q-Park UK and Ireland, added: “We have always been keen to encourage EV motoring in London, and have invested significantly to build a network of 124 charging points across our 20 sites. Our new partnership with Chargemaster allows us to offer customers a higher level of reliability, and to further expand our network in the future.”