Siemens Adds Two Charging Points In Lincoln
The points are located at the company’s newly refurbished main site at Ruston Works and the University of Lincoln’s School of Engineering. Siemens, which has a fleet of Nissan LEAFs in Lincoln, said it is working with the council to roll out a wider network across the city.
Nick Muntz, managing director of Siemens in Lincoln, commented: ‘As a major employer in the city, we realised early on that we had both an obligation and opportunity to improve our carbon footprint and impact on the city.
‘The city is very compact and our sites are close together making this ideal for electric vehicle transport. We took the opportunity as part of our refurbishment programme to embed sustainability in all areas, including transport. We hope this will be a model for many other initiatives.’
It’s not the first time the University of Lincoln has been involved with electric vehicles – it already provides an electric bus, which will be able to use the new Siemens charging point. At the School of Engineering, professor of energy conversion Chris Bingham is also researching driver behaviour in a study carried out with CENEX, the UK’s centre of excellence for low carbon and fuel cell technology.