London shopping centre to fit hundreds of EV chargers

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Brent Cross Shopping Centre in London has announced plans to install a new charging hub for electric vehicles (EVs), with 236 dedicated bays. The new initiative will make the popular shopping site the largest EV charging station in the United Kingdom.

The shopping centre boasts over 100 retail outlets and is co-owned by Aberdeen Standard Investments and UK property developer Hammerson. Brent Cross’ new hub will be the ninth Hammerson site to provide EV charging.

According to Fleet News, Sustainability Head at Hammerson, Louise Ellison, said:

“The installation of the UK’s largest EV charging facility will not only attract more visitors to our centres at a time when we are expecting to see a significant increase in electric vehicles on the roads, but also shows our continued commitment to tackling climate change.”

Enterprises requiring EV charge points and other electrical installations in Chester, London and other major UK cities should always use qualified contractors to perform work. Certified electricians will make sure equipment is fitted to code so it will function safely and at optimum.

Phase one of the extensive project will be completed by the end of this year and will see two 350-kilowatt, ultra-rapid charging units installed at the overflow car park on the shopping centre’s west side, and 50 22-kilowatt charge points fitted in its multi-storey parking facility.

The full installation is expected to reach completion by 2026, with charge points fully operational and ready to serve the power needs of EV owners around London.

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