London’s largest electric vehicle charging network Source London will only use renewably-sourced electricity in the future.
Source London’s owner BluepointLondon has partnered with energy supplier SSE Energy, a move which will see its electricity supply come entirely from wind and hydro.
The deal will also contribute towards Source London’s expansion. The network plans to expand its fleet of on-street charge points and reach 1,000 charger points by the end of this year.
All Source London chargers supplied using SSE’s tariff will feature a sticker designating its clean supply.
Christophe Arnaud, managing director at BluepointLondon, heralded the partnership between the two firms, claiming that like BluepointLondon, SSE know that “clean energy and clean air are not a luxury”.
“For the first time, EV users in London will have the guarantee that charging their car will not do more harm than good. We know Source London members have been waiting for this and we hope it will encourage more Londoners to switch to EVs and help us have a true impact on the air we breathe,” he said.
Currently the only other electric vehicle charging network that pledges to only use renewable electricity is Ecotricity’s Electric Highway, with others powered using standard electricity supplies from a mix of generators.
This contributes to a growing argument that EVs can only claim to be truly green if the electricity used to charge them is renewably sourced, propagated by Ecotricity founder Dale Vince.