Why we need more than just an expansion of Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure
In addition to more intelligent and new forms of transportation, Electric Vehicles (EVs) are a vital component for the transport sector to improve air quality - starting today. Yet a larger uptake of EVs will require a major build-out of the worldwide Electronic Vehicle Charging Infrastructure (EVCI). For a smooth and convenient driving experience, the Electronic Vehicle Charging Infrastructure (EVCI) must be reliable, available, and accessible. Therefore, iwill not be sufficient to just set up new charging points. There needs to be an entire ecosystem working – simple, fast, and easy to manage.
In September 2021 Transport for London (TfL) had opened a new rapid charging hub at Glass Yard in Woolwich – K:Port. Our Yunex Traffic team in the UK was at the heart of the project developing, deploying and servicing the hub. After one year in operation, we look back and reveal how the EV hub concept could pave the way towards a comprehensive EV charging infrastructure around the globe.