In a bid by Brighton & Hove City Council to support a greater uptake in the use of electric vehicles, electric vehicle drivers will soon be able to plug into an improved charging network in the city provided by the UK’s largest recharging network, Charge Your Car.
This builds on Brighton & Hove City Council’s promotion of low emission vehicles, having establishing one of the UK’s first charging networks in 2009. The upgraded network will see the installation of modern fast type 2 (62196-2) charge points to meet the requirements of today’s mainstream EVs, as well as retaining four of the three-pin legacy charge points at key locations across the city.
Initial upgrades will take place at Withdean Stadium, The Level, Bartholomews and Madeira Drive, with legacy charge points being retained at Withdean Stadium, The Level, Madeira Drive, and Trafalgar Street Car Park locations. There are also further plans to expand the number of sites and charge points across the city such as Regency Square Car Park and London Road Car Park.
Current members of the Brighton and Hove Charge Point Scheme will be entitled to a free year of membership to the Charge Your Car network which will open up access to their UK network of over 5000 EV Charge Points around the UK including Hampshire, Surrey and Kent. Conversely, the transference of the network to Charge Your Car opens up easy access to the City’s charge points for visitors to Brighton & Hove.
Calvey Taylor-Haw, Chief Executive Officer of Charge Your Car, added: “We are very pleased to be able to build on Elektromotive and Brighton and Hove City Councils relationship over the last seven years in establishing one of the U.K.s first EV charging networks. We will continue to work together and further invest to extend the reach and quality of the network as we move from emerging technology, through mass mainstream adoption of electric transport.”
“CYC continues to expand, and winning this contract to run the Brighton and Hove network gives us the opportunity to further improve our helpline and the quality customer service for which we have become renowned.”