European rapid electric vehicle (EV) charging company Fastned has opened its first ultra-rapid electric vehicle (EV) charging station in London.
Based in the London Borough of Greenwich and located just off the Woolwich Road (A206) near the Blackwall Tunnel, the station will cater for local vehicles as well as people travelling through the Blackwall Tunnel.
The new hub 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 launch is Fastned’s 11th in the UK and its first in London, coming just weeks after Fastned opened the biggest ultra-rapid charging hub in Scotland.
The hub features a highly visible solar canopy that helps EV drivers to locate the site and stay dry while charging. Reliable and easy-to-use ultra-rapid chargers, as well as a range of payment methods, mean drivers can charge easily and with confidence and get back on the road as quickly as possible.
The new charging hub will play a vital role in providing fast, reliable and accessible charging to London’s growing number of EVs, including private and commercial vehicles. It will also help to 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.
The new charging hub comprises six ultra-rapid charging bays.
Commenting on the new station, Tom Hurst, UK Country Manager for Fastned 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.”