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Source London poised to add 1,000 more charge points

BluepointLondon, which has operated the Source London network since September 2014, says it’s ready to add 1,000 additional charge points across the Capital as the number of charges per month doubles.

1,000's of charge points ready to install in London

BluepointLondon has 1,000 charge points ready to install in London.

The company now has agreements with 20 London boroughs to install charge points following an agreement signed with Tower Hamlets just before the end of 2017 and says it’s only spent £25m of its £100m budget to install charge points in London.

BluepointLondon data also reinforces the need for a more comprehensive network of charge points. The number of monthly charges through the Source London network in 2017 more than doubled over the course of year – from 2,885 to 5,822 and reaching a high of 6,271 prior to the festive slowdown. In total, the network recorded just under 50,000 cycles for the year.

Managing director Christophe Arnaud said: “Source London continues to be London’s leading charging network and we are extremely pleased to be working with 20 boroughs across London. Nevertheless we are still far behind other capitals and witness daily the appetite of Londoners for electric vehicles. Providing them with the right infrastructure is essential and only an immediate collaborative effort from all of London’s local authorities will enable us to find the best possible locations for the 1,000 points we have waiting in storage.”

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for 16 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. As Business Editor, Natalie ensures the group websites and newsletters are updated with the latest news.