Bromley becomes first London borough to bring benefits of Gul-e to its residents
Bromley residents are set to become the first in London to reap the benefits of Gul-e, the UK’s leading electric vehicle (EV) charging solution, created by ODS, Oxford City Council’s trading company. The London Borough of Bromley is the latest local authority to roll-out a Gul-e trial across eight sites starting from Monday, 3 July.
The sites, which are located right across the borough, will help residents to simply, safely and affordably charge their electric vehicles at their own homes without having to rely on more costly public charging options. Installation across all the sites will be rapidly deployed, and data gathered throughout the trial will be invaluable in helping more residents charge from home using their own domestic electricity supply in the future.
Gul-e’s neat, innovative design allows convenient at-home electric vehicle charging, whilst removing potential pedestrian trip hazards and minimising unsightly street clutter through its secure cable gully which is recessed in the footway. At home EV charging is also cheaper than public charging.
Local authorities are investing in Gul-e to help support their efforts to reach local EV strategies, transport decarbonisation and Net-Zero policy targets. Previous successful Gul-e trials have taken place with councils in Oxfordshire and Bedfordshire and, because the affordable cost of Gul-e is suitable for self-funding, the need for Council investment in on-street infrastructure, subsequent maintenance and contract management is reduced.
Jason Munro, Director of Operations, ODS, said: “We’re excited to be bringing Gul-e to the capital this summer, and are proud to support the London Borough of Bromley in this new venture. As more and more people switch to electric vehicles, we have big ambitions to support the UK’s EV growth, and help local authorities right across the country with their EV strategies through Gul-e’s safe, convenient and competitively-priced at-home charging.”
Councillor Nicholas Bennett, Executive Councillor for Transport, Highways and Road Safety says: “We are keen to evaluate in detail the impact this will have on the effectiveness and convenience of being able to charge electric vehicles at home in this way. We hope that many more households in the borough will be interested in using this system to charge their cars, and we look forward to a safe, practical, and silent future.”
Councillor Nigel Chapman, Cabinet Member for Citizen Focused Services and Council Companies, Oxford City Council, said: “Following its successful installation at new homes in Bristol, Gul-e is now set to make its mark in Bromley. Gul-e offers an innovative answer for home-charging electric vehicles in situations where that may not otherwise be possible - a practical solution that is set to encourage EV even more take up nationally.”
Currently an estimated 24.6% of UK households (6.6 million) do not have access to off-street parking and are unable to charge electric vehicles at home. Gul-e helps overcome this challenge, as well as any reluctance to buying electric vehicles among people who are discouraged by the cost and inconvenience of public charging.
For more information about Gul-e and to book a demonstration, contact Lewis Dixon at ODS by emailing email@example.com.