Fastned, the European rapid charging company, has opened its first ultra-rapid EV charging station in London, close to the Blackwall Tunnel.
Based in the London Borough of Greenwich and located just off the Woolwich Road (A206), the facility comprises six charging bays, each of which is supplied by 100% renewable energy, and is capable of adding up to 186 miles of range to fully-electric cars in fifteen minutes.
The station, which offers a range of payment options, will cater for local cars and commercial vehicles as well as people travelling through the tunnel.
It features a highly visible solar canopy that helps EV drivers to locate the site and stay dry while charging.
The station is Fastned’s 11th in the UK and its first in London, coming just weeks after it opened the biggest ultra-rapid charging station in Scotland.
Located at the Palace Grounds Retail Park just off the A72 in South Lanarkshire, the facility in Hamilton comprises eight chargers.
Tom Hurst, UK country manager for Fastned says the new site will help address the need for more rapid hubs in London, as set out in the Mayor of London’s “2030 EV Infrastructure Strategy” and will support London’s plans to become a net-zero city by 2030.
He said, “We’ve developed significant expertise in providing ultra-rapid charging across Europe and in the North East of England, so we’re excited to bring this experience to the capital.
“London’s target of hitting net-zero by 2030 is ambitious, and we’re delighted to play a part in supporting the capital as it transitions.”