Electric vehicle charging point providers Source London and Source East have agreed to open their networks to allow each other’s members to extend potential mile range for electric car drivers.
Previously, members would be restricted to using charge points from whoever they were registered i.e. members of Source London would have to sign up and pay a £10 annual fee if they wanted to use Source East’s network.
That will no longer be necessary after the two providers effectively merged their networks, forming a 940-strong network which runs throughout London into eastern England, as far as Peterborough and Norwich.
The majority of those come from Source London which hopes to boost its current charge point tally of 810 to 1,300 by the end of 2013. Source East also intends to drastically expand its network to 800 publicly accessible charge points with one within 25 miles of all businesses and residents in the eastern counties.
Nick Fairholme, TfL Director for Source London, said the deal will allow EV owners to travel outside London knowing they won’t be too far from a charge point.
He commented: “The growth in the electric vehicle market is very encouraging and by building the infrastructure to support these vehicles, we expect them to become even more accessible.”
Keith Bevis [right], Managing Director for EValu8, the company that manages the Source East programme, added: “Working to make electric car charging points more accessible to all our members is something that we are very passionate about, especially with the heritage the east of England has for developing green transport solutions.
“The roaming scheme means we will be able to continue to support and help motorists travel in a sustainable way.”
Visit sourcelondon.net for more details.
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