VolkerSmart Technologies has been awarded a £0.5m EV charging point installation contract on behalf of ubitricity.
The works began earlier this month and is expected to be completed in December 2023. It will see the installation and conversion of 1,050 lamp column EV charging points in Richmond and Wandsworth, London.
The business will also complete pre-site surveys, the installation of earth mats for electrical connection and testing and commissioning of the chargers. It follows the installation of 36 EV bollard chargers in West Berkshire and 20 charge points in Oxfordshire on behalf of ubitricity.
Benefits of lamp post charging include keeping footpaths clear from additional street furniture and ease of accessibility, as well as columns already being positioned in appropriate locations. ubitricity’s ‘Smart Charging’ technology allows users at any time of day to skip their peak window (4-7pm), saving money on their charging session.
VolkerSmart Technologies has been involved in the conversion of lamp columns and bollards to EV charging points since 2018.
Alistair Thompson, managing director for VolkerHighways whose VolkerSmart Technologies business is delivering the works, said: “We are very pleased to have been awarded this additional contract with ubitricity. London is a hugely populated area, with many residents not having the advantage of off-street parking.
“Our work with ubitricity ensures residents can access the EV market and can rely on column mounted EV charging points to provide sufficient charging for their electric vehicle, without worry.”
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