CENTRAL LONDON CENTRE
Powering Operations of the Future
Each night while the city of London sleeps, a fleet of UPS® package cars at the city’s Camden sorting and delivery hub is plugged in—and making history. Never before have more electric vehicles been charged simultaneously at a single UPS facility. This breakthrough is made possible due to a partnership with multiple technology and infrastructure stakeholders, providing a glimpse of the future beyond the traditional internal combustion engine.
In the past, UPS could charge a maximum of 65 electric package cars at its Camden facility due to the limits on electricity capacity for the facility and the cost of upgrading the external power grid. Now, a smart grid using a central server connects to each electric vehicle (EV) charge post, as well as the grid power supply and the on-site energy storage.