The Source London public charging network has flagged nearly a third of its charging point locations as temporarily unavailable.
Since French company, IER, took over responsibility for Source London from Transport for London (TfL) earlier this month, the network has made important progress.
After testing all of Source London’s 464 charging stations IER discovered that 168 are faulty and require maintenance work.
Unfortunately, for EV drivers and Source London members, this means that currently the amount of publicly accessible points in London has diminished significantly. (Presumably this was the case before the IER take over, just not public knowledge)
However, IER say they are working with 6 charge point manufacturers to fix the stations and reopen them to the public as soon as possible.
Despite the short-term inconvenience, this should be viewed as a big step forward for Source London.
IER is building a platform for future expansion, once existing points are back online and operating as they should, the French company has indicated at major investment plans focused on expanding the charging network.
At the moment, Source London mainly consists of Slow and Fast charging points. With the developments in rapid charging over the last year and major backing from government funding, it is safe to assume that a sizeable chunk of IER’s investment will be centred on rapid charging facilities.
Non-members can currently sign up to the Source London network for £5 which will give them access to the network’s charging points till the end of 2014. Existing members have automatically had their memberships extended to the end of the year. A new membership scheme will come into play at the start of 2015.
Use our UK-wide charging map, Zap-Map Live, to see the Source London points that are down for maintenance and those that are still available for public use. Charging points that are temporarily unavailable are marked with a red outline on the map.