Rapid chargers for DLR support engineers’ electric vans
KeolisAmey Docklands (KAD) is responsible for responding to incidents on and around the Docklands Light Railway stations, tracks and depots 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
KAD engineers operate on an 8 hour shift pattern and return to the central depot in Poplar with average daily mileage of less than 100 miles. Transport for London (TFL) had instructed KAD that it should adopt low and zero emission vehicles in the London ULEZ.
To ensure that KAD would continue to meet their call-out SLAs, ElectrAssure specified a Delta Ultra Fast Charger (UFC). Initially specified at 50 kilowatts, the UFC can be upgraded to 150KW when required so future-proofing the solution. The UFC has on-board load management so can charge one vehicle at 50kW for emergencies, or two vehicles at 25kW each.
The project was a complete success. KAD have continued to meet their SLAs following their transition to electric van.