SSE Enterprise has installed electric vehicle (EV) charging points for busses across London. The business has delivered six projects for four bus operators – including Go-Ahead London – totalling almost £7 million.
In total, SSE Enterprise will deliver more than 330 electric bus charging points in London by April 2020 as the capital's bus fleet transitions from diesel to other power sources over the coming years.
The company's work included Go-Ahead London's Waterloo Garage development, which became the first all-electric bus garage in the country, complete with 43 charging points in 2016. The garage recently secured an Energy Globe Award for sustainability.
Since 2016, Go-Ahead London has safely operated around seven million emission-free electric kilometres from three of its 16 bus garages.
As part of its collaboration with Go Ahead London, SSE Enterprise has also developed a pioneering pilot project to create a 'Community EV Charge Hub', inside a bus depot. This can be done by utilising the onsite private electrical network to provide rapid charging for private cars and taxis when the main buses are out on their routes.
The wider SSE Group has also pledged to switch 3500 of the its own fleet to electric, as well as installing additional charging points for its employees to use in various offices, depots, and other locations.
SSE Enterprise has joined the Government-backed Go Ultra Low campaign and will be particularly focused on working with the Office for Low Emissions Vehicles (OLEV) on the challenges for EV fleets.
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