Chargemaster and Hertz add further 16 charging posts to Source London EV grid
UK-based Chargemaster has installed DualCharge charging posts at various locations across London including two at London City Airport, four at Heathrow Airport, two in Russell Square (London), four in Marble Arch (London) and two on the Old Kent Rd (London). A further two posts are located in near Heathrow in Uxbridge. They join the 250 charging points that are already publicly available in London through the Source London electric vehicle (EV) grid.
The charging points will be available to Hertz and Connect by Hertz rental customers, who will have the choice of a new range of electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles including the Mitsubishi i-MiEV, and Nissan LEAF. In early 2012, the full Renault EV range will also be available. Chargemaster added that its charging stations are compatible with all EVs currently on the market.
Chargemaster and Hertz will also work together over the next few years to install charge points on campuses of corporate and university fleet customers who add EVs to their fleet pools.
David Martell, chief executive of Chargemaster, said: 'Chargemaster is pleased to be part of such a pioneering initiative which has the capacity to make a big impact on carbon reduction in transport and allows consumers the choice to contribute towards this. We look forward to seeing our innovative infrastructure assist in the build-up of the Hertz global EV grid whilst also expanding the Source London scheme.'
The units are equipped with a 13 Amp rate of charge, which enables a driver to top up their EV in just a couple of hours or complete a full charge in six to eight hours.