London promotes its new electric vehicle charging stations

Messenger photo by Kristy Zurbrick
One of London’s new charging stations for electrical vehicles is located in the city parking lot at 40 W. Second St. Others are located just outside the lot on West Second Street and on Park Avenue next to Cowling Park.

(Posted May 15, 2023)

By Kristy Zurbrick, Madison Editor

The city of London recently put the finishing touches on electrical vehicle charging stations available for public use.

One dual port charger is located on Park Avenue next to Cowling Park, across from Madison Health. Another dual port charger is located in the city’s parking lot at 40 W. Second St. Nearby are two single port chargers on West Second Street.

All of the chargers are considered Level 2. As such, they are not designed to fully charge a battery quickly like superchargers located off of freeways. The chargers in London are more for topping off a battery while the vehicle owner spends time in the park, at the hospital, or other spots around downtown.

To use the charger, a person must use their phone to scan the QR code on the unit. The QR code brings up the AmpUp app which guides the user through inputting their credit card information for payment. The cost is 5 cents per kilowatt hour.

Messenger photo by Kristy Zurbrick
The electrical vehicle charging station on Park Avenue sits next to Cowling Park and across from Madison Health.


The AmpUp app can be downloaded through Google Play or the App Store. In addition to setting up payment methods, the app allows users to find other chargers, make reservations, and manage charging sessions.

The city applied for and received a $30,000 grant to purchase and install the electric vehicle charging stations. The grant was administered through the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency in connection with Volkswagen mitigation funding.

“Originally, we were planning on just the two dual port stations, but by the time we placed the order, the price had gone down. So, we were able to add two single port stations,” said Amy Rees, executive assistant to the city administration, who submitted the grant application.


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