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Elektromotive Will Install 100th Elektrobay Charging Station in London by End of May

Elektromotive will complete the installation of its 100th Elektrobay charging station in London by the end of next month.

There are already 80 Elektrobays in operation in the Capital, with another 40 installed in various locations across the UK. Usage has led to increased demand for electric vehicle charging stations, resulting in additional roadside Elektrobays being introduced across London. Elektromotive installed its first unit in Westminster in 2006. The company is currently in advanced talks with cities in the North East and Midlands to expand its infrastructure even further.

Elektromotive recently joined forces with the Renault-Nissan Alliance to accelerate the global installation of charging networks in cities, and has been in partnership with EDF Energy since 2007. (Earlier post.)

Elektrobays are typically situated next to parking bays, within easy reach of an electric vehicle’s charging point. The Elektrobay’s socket is located under a secure, weather-proof door, accessed using a personalized key fob. When charging is in progress, the door locks shut to prevent interference. With a power output of 240 volts AC and 13 amps in the UK, or 230 volts AC and 16 amps in Europe, Elektrobay is compatible with all fully-electric and plug-in electric hybrid vehicles.


The Goracle


"With a power output of 240 volts AC and 13 amps in the UK, or 230 volts AC and 16 amps in Europe..."

This will make many lawyers wealthy in the U.S. Someone(s) will electrocute themselves and the trial lawyers will be there to bankrupt the recharging station provider. Charging stations will have to be government run.


Thomas Lankester

@The Goracle
'This will make many lawyers wealthy in the U.S...the trial lawyers will be there to bankrupt the recharging station provider'
Fine, all the more charging stations for us Europeans. If the US self litigates into total dependence on diminishing foreign oil, well it is no skin of our nose.

Seriously though - these are standard power ratings found in almost every home. I don't have a lawyer standing at my elbow in the kitchen every time I boil the (2.5kW) kettle for a cuppa.

Plus even the cheapest (40 quid, 60 USD) external plug socket comes with electrical and mechanical protection these days let alone a specialist charge point.

This is an upbeat item. Why make daft negative comments about it?


I remember the charging stations in the 90s were the inductive paddle type. These could be profitable, if people are willing to pay more per kwh than the going utility rate. Compared to gasoline at $2 per gallon, it would be a bargain.


Don't feed the trollacle.

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