EuroGarages Sets up EV Charging Station for Olympic Travelers

As the 2012 Olympics get underway in London, ChargePoint services has been busy installing three new GE DuraStation EV charging stations at a EuroGarages outlet on Bath Road, near Heathrow Airport.

The units in question are 32-amp stations with type 2 mode 3 charging capability and are fully RFID compliant to Source London and GPRS networked. They were chosen for installation at the Bath Road location because it represents a fairly convenient stop for EVs between the airport itself and the Olympic Village.

These new charging stations are said to offer a fast charging facility that enables EV battery packs to be replenished in 3-4 hours, reducing charge time from 6-8 hours. Besides offering a vehicle refueling facility the Bath Road location also has a Starbucks drive-thru and KFC fast food eatery on the premises should the EV’s drivers feel the need.

The EuroGarages “eco outlet” uses recycled materials in its construction, with air pumps used to heat the building and solar panels on the roof canopy to generate electricity. The company already has 72 forecourt locations in the UK (mostly conventional gas stations) and is planning to open a new Starbucks outlet every month from September.

According to Mohammed Patel, utilities manager at EuroGarages, the decision to team up with ChargePoint and GE was made “after substantial research in the EV infrastructure market.” Patel said, in reference to EuroGarages that “we are confident that the quality of service and products, both hardware and software, will provide the perfect partnership for [EuroGarages] whose sustainable ethos and environmental policies already extend right across its business practices.”

Green Car Web site

More Hybrid News...

  • jay11

    Thanks for sharing the info, keep up the good work going…. I really enjoyed exploring your site. good resource…
    Happy Wheels

  • irvine lampson

    Great to heard about this.because of this new installation Olympic Travelers didn’t get any trouble at the time Olympic.Thanks to EuroGarages for good work.
    Irvine | penegra

  • Steven Brent

    This is a great concept that will certainly take shape further on down the road, I have no doubt. Thanks for sharing about saving and hosting and I know this hostgator 1 cent will help many.

  • Jamie Maya

    Really such a great article. I do appreciate this information so much. I cant wait to read more. Nail varnish

  • DannyCervoni

    What’s Happening i am new to this, I stumbled upon this I’ve discovered It absolutely useful and it has aided me out loads. I hope to contribute & help different customers like its aided me. Great job. blog link I wanted to follow along and allow you to know how great I loved discovering your blog today. I’d consider it the honor to operate at my workplace and be able to make use of the tips discussed on your web site and also be involved in visitors’ remarks like this. Should a position associated with guest article author become on offer at your end, make sure you let me know.

  • GlendoraBezenek

    Some genuinely howling work on behalf of the owner of this web site, perfectly outstanding content material. Bonuses Normally I don’t learn post on blogs, but I would like to say that this write-up very pressured me to try and do it! Your writing style has been surprised me. Thanks, very nice post.

  • VeniceHamley

    I really like your writing style, fantastic information, regards for putting up :D. Home Page Perfect piece of work you have done, this web site is really cool with excellent information.