Ubitricity has selected EDF Energy to power its electric vehicle (EV) charging points with renewable electricity across the UK.
The 1,800 public charging points across 10 local authorities including Liverpool, Westminster and Portsmouth have a typical capacity of 2.5kW, and if the thousands of smaller capacity chargers in the network are included, the network carries a total capacity of 9.9GW.
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Daniel Bentham, Managing Director of Ubitricity said: “The UK requires a comprehensive, economic charging infrastructure that allows drivers of electric vehicles to connect to a charger whenever and wherever they are parked, which is some 95% of the time.
“Our vision at Ubitricity is to build out this infrastructure providing electricity for everyone. This can only be economically and practically achieved including assets that already exist – whether that be lamp posts or bollards. We want to empower everyone to play a role in helping the UK reach a carbon-neutral future – something that our partnership with EDF Energy will help us realise.”
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