Oxford Go Ultra Low – ElectrAssure installs first electric vehicle chargers for residents use

Oxford Go Ultra Low

ElectrAssure installs first electric vehicle chargers for residents use

As reported in the the Oxford Mail, as part of the Oxford Go Ultra Low electric vehicle charging scheme for residents, ElectrAssure has installed the first four electric vehicle charging posts at sites across Oxford.

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GREEN REVOLUTION: Oxford set to lead the world with electric car charging point pilot L-R: Leslie Horne; Jo Colwell of Oxford City Council; Oxfordshire County Council leader Ian Hudspeth; Yousef and Ruby Mehmood and city councillor John Tanner. Picture: Ed Nix.

Working with Franklin Energy and newmotion, ElectrAssure has installed the slim Ensto Chago Premium charging post. The Chago Premium, designed and manufactured in Finland, is only 180 mm wide so with ElectrAssure’s careful installation, the chargers have become stylish features that do not obstruct the pavement.

IMG_6216The chargers are not ready for use just yet. SSE will provide new electrical connections shortly and then ElectrAssure will commission the units onto the on-line chargepoint management system provided by newmotion.

Oxford City Council’s project is trialling six different charging technologies in residential streets, ranging from ‘cable gullies’ in the pavement to lamp posts with charging stations, to find the best options for Oxford residents.

The best solutions will be rolled out across approximately 100 sites across Oxford’s residential streets in 2018.

During the daytime, the charging station will be available for anyone to pull up and use; overnight Mr and Mrs Mehmood and Mr Horne will get priority.”