Franklin Energy rollout further on street charging points for Oxford City Council under the Go Ultra Low project

Franklin Energy and Oxford City Council are pleased to announce that 12 7.4kW dual-socket on-street charging points are now live and accessible on Franklin’s LiFe network. 

Franklin Energy have inherited eight of the existing on-street chargers on:  

  • Bedford Street 
  • Kineton Road
  • Lake Street
  • Stockmore Street
  • Frenchay Road
  • Sandfield Road
  • Vicarage Close
  • Juxon Street. 

Franklin has installed a further 4 Ensto units at Stone Street, Southfield Road, West Street and Wytham Street and in partnership with Volker Highways. These on-street chargers will be accessible on a pay-as-you-go basis using the LiFe EV App and RFID Cards. 

Go Ultra Low Oxford aims to promote electric vehicle charging solutions for Oxford residents who are considering buying an electric vehicle but do not have off-street parking. 

The charging points have been designed based of the feedback from phase one and will ensure better access to the pavements for residents, as well as protecting the chargers from vehicle strikes.

The upgrade means that the 12 designated resident bollard chargers installed under Phase one of Go Ultra Low Oxford project are available for trial members, car clubs as well as members of the public to use under the Pay As You Go model.

There are nearly 800 electric vehicles registered within the area as of December 2020, and so these charging points are installed in anticipation of the exponential growth of the EV market. 

Go Ultra Low Oxford  

Go Ultra Low Oxford aims to promote electric vehicle charging solutions for Oxford residents who are considering buying an electric vehicle but do not have off-street parking.

The project was established as one of the first on-street charging pilots in the world.

The project, which first started in 2017, aims to trial five different charging technologies for 24 residents and car clubs across Oxford, has been described by the University of Oxford as having “global scientific significance”.

The project has been made possible after the City Council secured an £800,000 grant from the Government’s Office for Zero Emission Vehicles (OZEV) in partnership with the County Council.

Councillor Tom Hayes, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Green Transport and Zero Carbon Oxford said: 

“For Oxford to go zero carbon by 2040, we need to electrify a lot more of our transportation. Upgrading electric vehicle chargers for residents is important to clean our air and protect our planet, and it’s great to be extending the upgraded chargers to non-trial participants, too.”

Rob Byrne, Managing Director of Franklin Energy commented:

“We are determined to ensure that all EV drivers have access to a charging point close to their home. This is why we are delighted to have partnered with Oxford City Council under the Go Ultra Low project, to install and operate 24 on street charging sockets for the residents of Oxford.”

About Franklin Energy:

Franklin Energy is leading electric vehicle charging provider based in Liverpool and provide charge points to both business and commercial customers. The company operates the LiFe network, which Franklin Energy plans to expand to include 5,000 public chargers by the end of 2025. 

Contact:

[email protected]

www.franklinenergy.co.uk

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