VolkerSmart Technologies installed electric vehicle charge points (EVCP) at four taxi bays, for Luton Council, on Station Road, Park Street, Cheapside and Chaud End Lane.
The EVCPs will help encourage taxi drivers to switch to electric vehicles, contributing to a reduction in Luton’s carbon footprint and helping to achieve the Council’s target of reaching net zero carbon by 2040. The units are recorded on an app, which identifies the location of EVCPs in the UK. A search function allows drivers to filter the results, to meet their exact requirements.
VolkerSmart Technologies delivered a turnkey solution – from design, procurement of materials and metered connections, to installation, civils and electrical works and commissioning.
To ensure the units are future-proofed, the team used NAL sockets with conversion plates, so when technology evolves, the infrastructure underneath can be left in place, resulting in minimal impact or cost to the client.
Cllr Paul Castleman, portfolio holder responsible for transport
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