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Southern Rail upgrades EV charge points at 23 car parks

Southern Rail has announced improvement plans to its EV charging network at station car parks.

Pod Point Open Charge installed at 23 Southern Rail car parks

Pod Point Open Charge installed at 23 Southern Rail car parks

The company used EV charge point specialist Pod Point, to upgrade and install 48 7kW Open Charge points across 23 stations on the network.

The charge points are free to use, open to all, do not require membership or radio-frequency identification (RFID) cards and can be accessed via Pod Point’s mobile application. Each charge point has twin-sockets to recharge two vehicles simultaneously, at a rate of about 30-miles of range per hour, the company said.

The EV charging units are located in London and across the South. They can be found in car parks at the following stations; Arundel, Ashtead, Barnham, Brighton, Chichester, Crawley, Coulsdon South, Crowborough, Dorking, East Grinstead, Eastbourne, Ham Street, Hassocks, Horsham, Hove, Norbury, Sutton, Lingfield, Purley, Redhill, South Croydon, Streatham and Whyteleafe.

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Jonathan Musk

Jonathan turned to motoring journalism in 2013 having founded, edited and produced Autovolt - one of the UK's leading electric car publications. He has also written and produced books on both Ferrari and Hispano-Suiza, while working as an international graphic designer for the past 15 years. As the automotive industry moves towards electrification, Jonathan brings a near-unrivalled knowledge of EVs and hybrids to Fleet World Group.