TfL opens Glass Yard rapid EV charging hub

Transport for London (TfL) has opened a rapid charging hub for electric vehicles (EVs) in Woolwich.

The Glass Yard hub offers eight charging points for EVs, capable of charging vehicles in 20-30 minutes, meaning it is more likely space will be available at the site.

It is the second of five rapid charging facilities being developed by the group across London, following a site at Stratford International. The next – at Baynard House in the City of London – is currently under construction, with more to follow in north and west London.

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, said he was “delighted” the new site had opened.

Milton Keynes 'Mushrooms' Charging Hub (Image: T. Larkum)

Milton Keynes ‘Mushrooms’ Charging Hub (Image: T. Larkum)

“There are now over 7,000 charge points available to support electric vehicle use in the city and it’s great to see London leading the way in the green vehicle revolution,” he continued.

“Petrol and diesel vehicles are major contributors to air pollution in London so it is essential that we make it as easy as possible for people to swap their cars, vans and motorcycles to greener, electric versions. In October, I am expanding the Ultra Low Emission Zone up to the North and South Circular roads, which will bring huge benefits to many more Londoners by helping to improve our filthy air.”

London has around a third of the UK’s charging points, with more than 7,000 charging points within the M25. This increased by more than 2,000 over the last year, as well as TfL hitting its target of delivering 300 rapid charging points across the capital.

Read more: CURRENT

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