Six 7-kilowatt electric vehicle chargers have been installed on the upper level of the Interim Flower Market (IFM) car park and are available to everyone who has access and for the time being, there is no cost to use them.
The new chargers provide the charging capability to the IFM that we already have in the Multi-Storey Car Park, in order to maximise the accessibility to EV charging facilities for the increasing numbers of electric and hybrid vehicles using the Market.
The installation was supported by a tri-party grant from Merton, Richmond and Wandsworth Councils, who are funding clean air initiatives that reduce business emissions in neighbourhoods in their local Boroughs.
“This all fits in with our sustainability objectives including supporting tenants, suppliers and customers of the Market with environmentally friendly and sustainable transport options,” said Jo Breare, General Manager of Covent Garden Market Authority. “We monitor the usage of the charging points and have seen a significant increase in recent times – I think everyone would agree that this is where things are heading and whatever we can do to help facilitate that, we will.”
On another environment-friendly note, on June 16th, which is Clean Air Day, Wandsworth Council is hosting The Big Fuel Up, a cargo bike networking event at Ram Quarter.
The event is suitable for all businesses that are curious about using a cargo bike and will connect representatives of businesses and organisations in the Borough with potential cargo bike solutions.
A range of cargo bike users will be at the event with their cargo bikes, providing an opportunity for attendees to view the options, talk with cargo bike courier companies and other businesses that currently use cargo bikes and ask all the important questions on cargo bike logistics.
Coffee and breakfast snacks will be available to fuel ideas and importantly to fuel the cargo bike riders. There will also be a small, designated area where attendees can ride the cargo bikes.
Go along and get involved and help the Borough work together to tackle climate change.
To register for the event, click here and if your organisation would like to go one step further and trial using a cargo bike or cargo bike courier company for Clean Air Day, email firstname.lastname@example.org and they will get you set up.