A suite of 42 charge points are now in operation at Camberwell Garage in South-East London, thanks to a new electric vehicle charging solution powered by UK Power Networks.
The electricity firm worked with bus operator, Go-Ahead, to introduce electric charge points that will provide power for zero emission buses. The buses will serve route 100 (St Pauls to Shadwell), 360 (Elephant and Castle to Albert Hall) and 484 (Denmark Hill to Lewisham).
The fleet will charge overnight and help alleviate air pollution hotspots in the city, representing a further expansion of what is one of Europe’s largest electric bus fleets.
Irvine Nyamapfene, project manager at UK Power Networks, said: “By enabling more buses to run on electricity instead of diesel, we bring another breath of fresh air for Londoners and we are pleased to be playing our part as the city looks forward to a greener future.”
Richard Harrington, director at Go-Ahead London, said: “As the capital’s largest bus company, and the UK’s biggest individual e-bus operator, we are at the forefront of zero-emission technology. Go-Ahead London and UK Power Networks have worked seamlessly to deliver electric bus infrastructure at the 107-year-old Camberwell Garage and, in the process, improve air quality for the local communities we serve on Routes 100, 360 and 484.”
UK Power Networks, the firm that keeps power flowing across London, the South East and East of England enabled the replacement of more than 500 diesel buses with new electric buses to help meet the Government’s 2050 target of net zero emissions.
UK Power Networks is a global leader (ranked number one in the Smart Grid Index) in the development of smart, flexible electricity grids to support electric vehicles, improve air quality and reduce the capital’s carbon footprint. It also advises companies and individuals how to best connect charge points, and plan new fleets.
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