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London Underground services welcome electric car drivers with new charging points

A new network of electric car charging points will make it easier for electric car owners to connect to London Underground services.

Installation of rapid electric vehicle charge points in London: Michael Clark, Low Carbon London programme director, and Steve Lewis, business development manager for London Underground charge a Peugeot iON electric car using one of the new charging stations

Benefitting from exemption to the London Congestion Charge, electric cars can be driven into the capital without paying the fee, but are still then faced with the dilemma of where to park, just like any other motorists.

Now a network of 12 London Underground (LU) charging points will provide electric car drivers with the perfect place to park and charge, giving them access to London’s Metropolitan, Jubilee, Northern, Piccadilly, Victoria and Central lines.

Two electric cars at once

Each of the twelve charging stations will be able to charge two EVs simultaneously and can provide charging at either fast (7kw) or rapid (22kw) rates. Part of the Source London charging network, the the new Siemens charging stations have been funded through the Government’s Plugged in Places scheme and by electricity supplier, UK Power Network Services.

Peugeot iON uses one of the new charging stations in LondonThe new charging points are located at the following stations; Loughton, Snaresbrook, Newbury Park and Redbridge all on the Central line; Cockfosters, Oakwood and Arnos Grove on the Piccadilly line; Stanmore on the Jubilee line; Rayners Lane and Chalfont and Latimer on the Metropolitan line; Blackhorse Road on the Victoria line and High Barnet on the Northern


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