Havant Borough Council Goes Electric
5 February 2019 – ChargePoint Services and Havant Borough Council have partnered to provide electric vehicle charging for drivers in the South. Three new GeniePoint Rapid Chargers (50kW+) have been installed across Havant to enable residents and visitors to the area to charge quickly and efficiently using the GeniePoint Network.
The newly installed chargers are located at South Street -Emsworth, Tidworth Road -Leigh Park which are now live & Wellington Way – Waterlooville which will go live at the beginning of March. Each GeniePoint Rapid Charger provides easily accessible parking and will charge any electric vehicle.
Councillor Tim Pike, Cabinet Lead for Finance & Regeneration, said. “We want to encourage the switch to electric vehicles to reduce the carbon footprint of transport and improve air quality locally in high traffic areas. I am delighted that we have been able to provide rapid chargers that will future proof our infrastructure, as well as benefit our residents and visitors who own or are considering owning electric vehicles.”
Alex Bamberg, managing director, ChargePoint Services, said. “ChargePoint Services are highly focussed on supporting local councils in their efforts to provide infrastructure to facilitate the change to electric vehicle transportation in their area. With each additional local authority providing this critical service, the GeniePoint Network spreads even further across the UK providing access to the UK’s fast growing, reliable rapid charging network”.
Jane Devlin, Energy Strategy Manager for Havant Borough Council, said. “Delivering public-facing electric vehicle infrastructure is crucial if we are to see the switch away from polluting petrol & diesel vehicles. Not everyone can have a charger at home, so making these chargers accessible in council-owned car parks with a competitive tariff opens up the possibility of owning an electric vehicle to more people. The three locations in Havant Borough Council will help make the switch to an electric car or van a realistic and cost-effect option.”
To use the new chargers, residents and visitors will need to join the free GeniePoint Network prior to connecting their vehicles. Once signed up, the GeniePoint Network offers a competitive tariff of £0.30p/kWh, plus £1.00 connection fee.
There are now over 25 GeniePoint chargers located across Hampshire making travelling around and across the county in electric vehicles an easy choice for drivers.