The company has installed 24 chargers on Sutherland Avenue in Westminster that allow electric cars to be charged from street lights. As a result, the street was named Electric Avenue – the first in the world where all the lights have a double meaning.
Now in London there are 200 charging points for electric cars. At the same time, 40% of drivers would buy an electric car instead of the usual one if the infrastructure for charging becomes more accessible. Siemens in the near future will also equip another 1.3 thousand street lamps with similar technology.
The technology uses ready-made street infrastructure. To connect Siemens stations, you do not have to additionally tear up the streets and lay new cables. In charging, a meter will be installed that will count how many kilowatt hours are used and bill them for the client.