EasyGo, the largest private electric vehicle charging network in Ireland, announced last year that “it will build DC fast charging piles in towns and villages.” It was reported that the company plans to transform waste phone booths into charging piles. , but this plan was eventually temporarily shelved due to related policy and budget issues.
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According to foreign media eeNews, British Telecom has shown some interest in the plan and said that it will “follow” the plan of EasyGo in Ireland and conduct a pilot in the Northern Ireland region of the United Kingdom. Enterprise Etc. conduct.
According to Etc., they will carry out relevant technology pilots in the near future and determine the commercial implementation plan. Etc. claims that there are currently 90,000 phone booths in Northern Ireland and 60,000 of them can be converted into electric vehicle charging piles.
Tom Guy, managing director of Etc., said: “The UK will carry out the “fuel vehicle sales ban” in 2030, but there are currently only about 45,000 public charging piles in the UK, so the top priority is to increase the number of charging piles.”
It is reported that the first phase of this new plan electric vehicle charging pilot is planned to start in the fall of 2023. British Telecom also stated that in addition to Northern Ireland, Etc. also plans to implement the “phone booth transformation charging pile” program in other parts of the UK. Local people in the UK will soon be able to use these new charging piles to charge their cars.