The City of London Corporation has given the go-ahead for pan-European charge point operator Qwello UK to undertake a full upgrade of the Square Mile’s EV charging points.

New technology from Munich-headquartered Qwello is billed as delivering more reliable, convenient and accessible charging for EV users. The charging points support contactless payment, a reservation service via the Qwello app, 24/7 customer support and an integrated retractable cable.

Compatible with all European and US connection standards for EVs, the device’s Type 2 plug can be operated with one hand, and is said to reduce trip hazards.

The City of London Corporation’s climate action strategy foresees it becoming a Net Zero organisation by 2040.   Aiding the use of electric vehicles, powered by 100% renewable electricity, is among its priorities.

Conversion works are scheduled to begin from Monday 7 August and will be rolled out across the Corporation’s five car parks, ending on 18 September

Charging points at each site will be unavailable during the upgrades. A project website at offers customers progress updates.

Cllr Shravan Joshi, chair of the Corporation’s transport committee, said: “Much of central London and the Square Mile have experienced higher levels of air pollution than the rest of the UK. Through initiatives like these, we have been able to reduce the City’s greenhouse gas emissions by more than 55% since 2008.

“The City’s strategies on climate and air quality are already bearing fruit,  delivering a clean and safe environment for the Square Mile’s residents, workers and visitors.”

For Qwello UK, managing director Martin Hale responded: “We are very proud to have been selected to upgrade the charging points at these prestigious locations with the same solutions being enjoyed by other cities such as Stockholm, Berlin, Frankfurt and Madrid”.


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