Following the successful launch of Revive, the new dedicated electric vehicle (EV) charging network for the West of England, Siemens Mobility Limited 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.
For this programme, the company will be working in partnership with both Alfen, who will be supplying a minimum of 45 new dual-socket AC smart charge points, and ENGIE EV Solutions, who is responsible for operating the network and providing the interface with drivers. As a result, drivers will have access to any GeniePoint Network charge point across the country with GeniePoint users also able to use Revive charge points.
Councillor Kye Dudd, Cabinet Member for Transport at Bristol City Council, said: “Revive will provide us with a critical service for residents and visitors - reliable EV charging. The scheme contributes to our One City vision of improving sustainable transport options for Bristol and will also help us improve air quality in Bristol. Easy, efficient and sustainable movement is at the heart of improving connectivity across the city.”
Wilke Reints, Managing Director Intelligent Traffic Systems for Siemens Mobility Limited 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.”
Alex Earl, UK Country Manager for Alfen commented: “Bristol is widely acknowledged for being forward-thinking on green issues and its collaborative approach to driving change. Reliable, futureproofed, smart charging infrastructure is essential for it to realise its ambition of becoming a carbon neutral by 2030 and so it’s a privilege to be strengthening existing partnerships while helping to achieve this.”
Alex Bamberg, Managing Director of ENGIE EV Solutions, added: “The Revive network demonstrates the success of multiple organisations coming together to develop electric vehicle charging provision across the West of England, reaching drivers right across the region. With total interoperability with our nationwide GeniePoint Network, we are enabling drivers to make the switch to greener mobility on the road to Zero Carbon Transport.”
The new charging network is funded by the Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV), which awarded the four West of England authorities £7.1million as part of the Go Ultra Low West (GULW) programme. The project’s aim is to promote the uptake of EVs, including plug-in hybrids, across the region.
For more information, visit www.siemens.com/mobility.