City hall, London, has announced that charge point operator Zest has been awarded two contracts for 51 sites for rapid charge point installation which are being delivered as part of the Mayor’s Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Delivery (EVID) project.
These locations will have a mixture of on-street single and double charging bays, and some sites will contain four bays, the majority of which will have 50kW rapid charge points.
Zest CEO, Robin Heap with London’s Deputy Mayor, Seb Dance at the London EV Show
“Zest is investing in rapid charging infrastructure that will serve Londoners for decades,” said Robin Heap, CEO of Zest.
“We are proud to be part of The Mayor’s EVID project as it prepares the capital for the exponential growth in electric vehicles and delivers on decarbonisation and air quality.
“We provide what people want - a convenient and reliable charging service built to last.”
Zest is on a mission to make the shift to EV a realistic option for everyone, by providing abundant, convenient, and reliable charging. The company is backed by the Government-sponsored Charging Infrastructure Investment Fund (CIIF). It means Zest can invest in larger projects that anticipate future demand, can act more quickly to deliver essential EV infrastructure, and make a tangible contribution to net zero.
"The Mayor’s Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Delivery (EVID) project will bring more than 100 new charging bays to the capital by making public land available, enabling the market to deliver this essential infrastructure," said Alex Williams, Chief Customer and Strategy Officer at Transport for London.
“We are pleased to have awarded two further contracts as part of our EVID work to Zest. Zest is helping us bring more charging points to London's drivers, giving them the confidence that wherever they travel in this city, a place to plug in will never be far away.”