Joju Charging has won the contract under the TfL GULCS framework (Go Ultra Low City Scheme) with the Royal Borough of Kingston, to provide 100 street light charge points for local Kingston residents. The charge points will be installed on existing lamp posts during February and March and will help people make the switch to EV, as residents without access to off street parking will soon be able to park on the street near their homes, plug their electric vehicle into a charge point on a street light and charge away!
The project will be delivered in partnership with FM Conway, rolling out the SureCharge network using CityEV charge points. SureCharge is set to be the fastest growing network in London and one of the largest too. FM Conway has been operating in essential infrastructure for almost 60 years, so it’s a perfect partnership for us here at Joju Charging.
As our Technical Director, Dr Chris Jardine, commented:
“40% of households don’t have a driveway, and this rises to around 80% in some of our major towns and cities, so the need for on-street charging to make the transition to electric vehicles is clear. Joju Charging is excited to be helping councils provide EV charge points on street lights for their residents, offering councils an affordable infrastructure for change and we’re looking forward to delivering an increasing number in the future, in partnership with FM Conway”.
Street light charging is an attractive solution for councils looking to increase opportunities for residents to switch to EV. It uses what’s already there – an existing power source and lamp post, which means it’s low cost, there’s no additional clutter, no need for planning permission and signage can also neatly feature on the street light column. Typically, street lights are located at the front of footpaths close to where residents want to charge, and installation can be carried out quickly too.
Watch this space in the new year, for more news on our street light charging progress – and if you’re a council who would like to explore street light charging solutions, please do contact us. We’ve got a range of funding options, including fully funded solutions, and would love to chat further about how we can help you lead the EV charge for your residents.