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Go Ultra Low City Scheme: Siemens


VolkerSmart Technologies installed electric vehicle charge points (EVCP) in London, on behalf of Siemens for the Go Ultra Low City Scheme (GULCS), a programme by the Office for Low Emission Vehicles within the Department for Transport.

The scheme aims to encourage more people to consider switching to an electric car, to help improve air quality in urban hotspots, and assist the government in meeting its emission-cutting targets.

Having worked with Siemens since 2019, VolkerSmart Technologies is a trusted partner with extensive experience in installing a range of charging points, safely and efficiently, in busy, public environments. As well as working alongside the Boroughs and Siemens to recommend the latest technology available and best value for money.

As the electrical infrastructure is already available in the lamp columns, this provides a cost-effective solution, allowing residents who do not have access to off-street parking, to easily charge their vehicle, close to home.

  • Installation of 1,500 lamp column mounted EVCP since 2019
  • Installation of a further 1,600 EVCP across six London Boroughs, including Ealing, Brent, Westminster, Kensington and Chelsea, Lewisham and Islington delivered in 2022/23
  • 24/7 emergency standby and call outs for EVCP in the London Boroughs of Brent, Ealing, Kensington and Chelsea, Westminster, Hackney, Camden, Sutton and Islington
  • Site surveys to find suitable lamp columns and bollards to install or mount EVCPs to
  • Installation of earth electrodes for excavation and reinstatement
  • Electrical testing and commissioning
  • In-house ICP connections made directly to the local DNO
  • Using Siemens app to register charge point locations and functionality
  • Using real time information through the Siemens field app

"The GULCS charging infrastructure contracts that we’ve managed for a number of London boroughs need an efficient socket rollout and maintenance programme. We chose to appoint VolkerSmart Technologies to support Siemens on these projects due to their consistent programme management and delivery. Through this project we have also utilised their independent connections and traffic management divisions to improve DNO connection speeds and minimise distruption for commuters and residents."

Gareth Marshall, head of operations and service delivery at Siemens eMobility

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