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Multi-car rapid charging hub

Woolwich, London

The CVU joint venture, comprising Colas, VolkerHighways and AECOM, has constructed an eight-car rapid charging hub with eight additional parking spaces, adjacent to the Woolwich Ferry on behalf of Transport for London.

The charging hub aims to encourage Woolwich Ferry users to make use of electric cars by providing them with the facility to charge their cars in just one-hour.

The project highlights the team’s capability to provide bespoke, environmentally friendly charging hubs, which will help to support the country’s transition from petrol to electric vehicles over the coming years.

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 VolkerHighways, and their smart cities initiative, VolkerSmart Technologies, has the capability to deliver independent high-spec projects of this type.

VolkerSmart Technologies has the experience and resources to supply, install and maintain electric vehicle charging points through a seamless, full turnkey solution delivery – from design, procurement of materials and metered connections to installation, civils and electrical works, commissioning and lastly planned and reactive maintenance. Read more about VolkerSmart Technologies’ capabilities here: Electric vehicle charging - VolkerSmart Technologies.

Facts and figures

  • Duration
    August 2020 – March 2021
  • Value
    £1.3 million
  • Client
    Transport for London
  • Project categories
    Electric vehicle charging
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