Andover charging points

Drivers of electric vehicles will be able to stop off and charge up at eight new locations across Test Valley by the end of the month.

A total of 18 new electric vehicle charging points will be installed at car parks in Andover and Romsey over the coming weeks, as Test Valley Borough Council bids to cater for the growing number of electric vehicles on the roads.

The provision of the charge points is being funded by a grant from the Office for Low Emission Vehicles and Swedish utility company Vattenfall, and delivered by the council’s partner for this project, Joju Charging.

The new facilities will be installed in Andover car parks at the Chantry Center, Shepherds Spring Lane, George Yard, South Street and Borden Gates. In Romsey, Alma Road, Lortemore Square and Princes Road are to be implemented.

The charging points will be operated by Vattenfall on the InCharge network, with renewable electricity supplied by Vattenfall’s UK wind farms.

The work began on Monday to put in place the charging points, starting with Bordon Gates in Andover and Lortemore Place, Romsey.

There is currently a range of other points across the borough – including a rapid charger at Romsey Rapids, and the additions come as the council prepares to declare a climate emergency next month.

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