New innovative EV infrastructure to link charging and payments together
28 March, Bournemouth – Flowbird Smart City UK has completed its first local authority electric vehicle (EV) charge point pilot project for Wokingham Borough Council. This major infrastructure upgrade will help meet demand for the growing use of EVs across the borough.
Wokingham EV drivers can access Flowbird Smart City UK’s App which charges for both the parking session and the kW consumed – this innovative trial allows the council to offer combined or separate parking and charging rates. The app can be accessed by registered users or guests.
It is also planned that – in two months’ time – Flowbird Smart City UK’s Cale Web Terminal will be linked directly to the charge points. This will be the first time a parking pay and display terminal will provide options for everyday park and charge users, making EV charging easier and more inclusive.
The system is backed up with a 24/7 support line – to help end-users troubleshoot any unforeseen operational issues – offering a solution to out-of-service terminals that frustrates users and deters EV uptake.
The new EV charge points – located in three busy parking sites across the borough at Dinton Pastures Country Park, Carnival Pool MSCP and Shute End Eastern car parks – are all three-phased, which give out a 22kWh charge, and support all new EVs that utilise a standard AC charger.
Wokingham’s new EV charge points are now ready to use for residents and visitors.