A network of Rapid Electric Vehicle (EV) charge-points are ready for electric vehicle drivers to use around Hampshire.
The charge points have been installed by Hampshire County Council in partnership with Scottish and Southern Energy (SSE) using Government grants aimed at promoting a switch to low emission vehicle and working with district and borough councils to identify local sites. They can be found at:
- Andover – Texaco Service Station, Charlton Road
- Fareham – Civic Way (North) Car Park
- Farnborough – ESSO Petrol Station, Bridge Street
- Ringwood – The Furlong Car Park, A31
- Romsey – Romsey Rapids Leisure Centre Car Park
Rapid charge-points can fully charge vehicles in approximately 30 minutes, and have three different types of connectors so a full range of electric vehicles can use them.
Councillor Seán Woodward, Executive Member for Economy, Transport and Environment at Hampshire County Council, said: “ These charge-points improve support for those already driving electric vehicles, and will hopefully encourage greater local take up of such vehicles in the future. This is a part of the contribution we want to make to reducing the Hampshire’s carbon footprint and cutting vehicle emissions in Hampshire. The aim is to develop transport infrastructure that meets future demand and encourages more people to use electric vehicles, by providing easier and quicker access to charging their electric vehicles and this is a good starting point.”