Following the launch of Revive, the new dedicated electric vehicle (EV) charging network for the West of England, Siemens Mobility is working with partner organisations Alfen and ENGIE EV Solutions, formerly ChargePoint Services, to deliver a series of charging hubs and more than 120 new EV connections across the region.
Revive is a new council-owned public charging network and will serve EV drivers in Bristol, Bath and North East Somerset, South Gloucestershire and North Somerset.
The scheme will feature four dedicated charging hubs, each with between four and eight Siemens Mobility QC45 rapid-charging units, with an additional 120 new or upgraded charge point connections across the region over the next year. Drivers can register to use the charge points on the Revive website.
Siemens Mobility is the lead organisation for the supply, commissioning and operation of the network, and will be supplying more than 15 rapid charging systems at locations throughout the region.
Capable of charging from 0-80% in less than 30 minutes, these systems already feature in many EV charging schemes across the UK, including installations to support London’s growing e-taxi fleet.
Wilke Reints, managing director Intelligent Traffic Systems for Siemens Mobility said, “We are delighted to have been so closely involved in the development of the Revive scheme. This is a great model for the deployment and operation of an effective and efficient EV charging network. Through initiatives such as Revive, and our focus on digitalisation, we are making mobility infrastructure and networks more intelligent and sustainable and ultimately delivering an enhanced experience for road users and residents.
“Having worked with colleagues at Bristol City Council and with our partners at Alfen and ENGIE EV Solutions, we are committed to providing a great service to the growing population of EV owners across the West of England and look forward to the scheme continuing to grow.”