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Siemens charging point keeps Climatecars electric minicab fleet moving

The Siemens CP500A fast charging point, which provides fast charging facilities for two electric vehicles at the same time, has been installed to charge a number of new 100% electric saloon cars with zero emissions which have recently been added to Climatecars’ low-carbon hybrid fleet.

Nicko Williamson, managing director of Climatecars, said: ‘We are very excited about the introduction of zero emission electric vehicles to Climatecars' fleet and in Siemens we have the ideal supplier of infrastructure support and service.'

Climatecars offers a range of hybrid cars, and recently extended its fleet to include the Renault Fluence Z.E. electric saloon for shorter trips in central London. Additional electric cars are currently being tested by Climatecars.

According to Mark Bonnor-Moris, Siemens head of Electromobility UK and Ireland, the Siemens charging stations can fully charge vehicles in just one hour ensuring maximum vehicle availability:. ‘Siemens also provides a full supply, installation and maintenance service. As the UK’s largest provider of traffic control and signalling equipment, we have a specialist field service operation that is able to support EV charging infrastructure as part of a much larger portfolio of work. This ensures that the EV chargers are maintained to a high and consistent service level ensuring the highest performance in terms of availability and safety.’

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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