The first in a series of new electric vehicle charging points is now ready for use in Sand Bay. Located in Beach Road car park, the charging point is well situated for electric vehicle owners visiting Sand Bay as well as local residents and businesses.
The project, to install charging points across North Somerset, will see both fast chargers (7 and 22kWh) and rapid chargers (50kWh) installed as part of the West of England-owned Revive network, which is free to join and will include use of the flagship rapid charging hub soon to open in Portishead Marina.
Other proposed sites which are being explored as part of the new series include:
- Nailsea and Backwell Station car park
- Worle Parkway Station car park
- Great Western Road car park, Clevedon
- Hutton Moor Leisure Centre, Weston-super-Mare.
Along with the Portishead Marina Rapid Charging Hub, which will come complete with solar panels, the start of the new series of fast chargers underlines the council’s strong commitment to the Climate Emergency and to creating more sustainable travel options for residents and visitors. The £7.1m investment from the Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV) for the Go Ultra Low West project will deliver approximately 120 EV charging bays across the Revive network, with 30 of these located in North Somerset.
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