EV Solutions – East Hampshire District Council
East Hampshire District Council have been working with ChargePoint Services for a number of years expanding the network of chargers across the county. In July 2018 EHDC were looking to increase EV charging facilities in their area. After research additional GeniePoint Network rapid chargers were installed in two town centre car parks – Alton and Petersfield, the latter providing the highest number of charging sessions of any other GeniePoint Network charger across the county.
Jane Devlin, EHDC Energy Strategy Manager said. “We have seen the number of electric vehicles on the road increase considerably over the last couple of years, and working with CPS, we are able to provide a service which makes choosing to go electric much easier. With grants available for buying an electric vehicle, we expect to see this trend continue.”
Alex Bamberg, managing director, ChargePoint Services, said. “ChargePoint Services are very pleased to be working with EHDC in rolling out of further EV charging facilities in East Hampshire. It is clear from the extremely steep increase in usage that the public are waiting for rapid charging facilities to become available and are embracing the facility immediately it is installed. We are focussed in our drive to provide the latest in EV charging technology to drivers providing them with the essential service of fuelling their electric vehicles as a day to day requirement.” The GeniePoint Network is continuing to grow all across the UK, in Hampshire there are now a total of 19 chargers, with new chargers being installed in Chichester and Havant, and many more scheduled before the end of 2018. All new rapid chargers on the GeniePoint Network are the fastest performing chargers available, giving drivers the best possible experience when using the GeniePoint Network. Cllr Dean Phillips of EHDC said. “I am delighted that we have these high-spec charge-points in Alton, so close to the High Street. The chargers work with all types of electric vehicles, are really easy to use, whilst charging vehicles very quickly. The Council is leading the way towards a low-carbon future, and we have reduced carbon emissions and running costs of our fleet by switching to 100% electric vehicles.”