ENGIE bolsters electric vehicle charging provision in Farnham

16th April 2021

Leading energy specialist, ENGIE and Waverley Borough Council have completed the installation of a series of electric vehicle (EV) chargers in Farnham, bolstering the Council’s efforts to improve charging infrastructure across the district.

This latest installation, powered by ENGIE’s GeniePoint network, sees three brand new EV charge points go live at Farnham’s Riverside Car Park 3 – a key location for those accessing Farnham Leisure Centre, Brightwell Tennis Club, and a range of local businesses. The new chargers comprise of one rapid charger (EV Box QC50) and two fast (Alfen) charge points, offering EV drivers flexible charging options.

The scheme is part of Waverly Borough Council’s efforts to help Farnham become more environmentally friendly and improve its sustainability credentials. It follows on from the successful rollout of EV charging provisions in public carparks in Cranleigh, Godalming and Haslemere.

Jerry Moloney, Managing Director for ENGIE’s Futures business, said: “We’re very pleased to be able to support Waverley Council in its ambition to become carbon-neutral by 2030. By improving EV infrastructure, we can support the council to combat the high levels of Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) as a result of congestion in Farnham, after it was declared an Air Quality Management Area.

“Through the provision of publicly available chargers, local authorities can play a key role in supporting the uptake of electric vehicles by both individuals and businesses and will be instrumental in supporting the UK’s wider commitment to become net zero by 2050.”

Richard Homewood, Head of Environmental & Regulatory Services at Waverley Borough Council, said: “We hope that by increasing publicly-accessible electric vehicle charging points we can encourage wider adoption of electric vehicles in our towns, working towards improving both general air quality for residents and overall environmental credentials. This is just the first phase of our plan to help improve sustainability in Farnham, and we hope to be able roll out even greater provision for EV drivers in the town in the future.”

The GeniePoint Network chargers will provide 100% renewable energy and will offer the latest in EV charging technology. Drivers can access and pay for GeniePoint chargers by RFID card or via the GeniePoint app, available from the App Store or Google Play, for those looking for the benefits of a free to join membership with full account facilities. 

ENGIE is continuing the rollout of local, reliable, electric vehicle charging across the country to keep up with the ever-increasing demand by EV drivers. Through this rollout, it aims to support individuals, local businesses and national fleets in reducing their carbon output.