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The UK cities of Newcastle and Sunderland are installing fast-charging stations for electric vehicles in their city centers

The project is co-funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), the UK Collaboratorium for Research in Infrastructure and Cities (UKCRIC), and the UK Government’s Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV)
  • April 21, 2018 21:00, 1932 impressions
  • Author Olya Georgieva
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The UK cities of Newcastle and Sunderland are installing fast-charging stations for electric vehicles (EV) in their city centres. The Go Ultra Low Filling Stations will be rolled out by Fastned, a company founded in the Netherlands, which is installing charging stations across Europe. The project is co-funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), the UK Collaboratorium for Research in Infrastructure and Cities (UKCRIC), and the UK Government’s Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV).

The stations will house six rapid chargers with. These high-powered chargers claim to be capable of charging EVs up to 100 times faster than at home. Drivers of many of the new EV models that will be released from 2018 onwards will now be able to add 125 miles of range to their cars in under ten minutes, while being sheltered by Fastned’s recognisable solar photovoltaic canopies. Meanwhile, all EVs already on the road will still be able to visit the stations to top up their batteries at their maximum charge rate.

Source: SmartCitiesWorld