City of Wolverhampton Council have installed their first 50kW rapid chargers as part of their electric vehicle charging project.
Phase One of the project, aimed at encouraging the uptake of electric vehicles across the area, officially started this week with the first charger now live at Clifton Street car park in Chapel Ash. Five other key sites in the city have also been identified for a 50kW Ultracharge installation and will be fully operational by the end of August:
Park Road West
Princess Street taxi rank
Red Hill Street
Electric vehicle drivers will be able to access all the units through a Polar Plus membership, using an RFID card, with the Polar Instant pay as you go app, and with Contactless payment. Drivers will also benefit from free parking whilst charging. Councillor Barabara McGarrity, Champion for Climate Change at City of Wolverhampton council, said; “This is a move in the right direction to support our commitment to tackle climate change. “Electric vehicles are much cleaner for the environment and hopefully with more charging points in place, this will encourage more green drivers to visit our city.” Councillor Steve Evans, Cabinet Member for City of Wolverhampton Council, said; “The new charging points will also inevitably attract more drivers to visit, live and work in Wolverhampton and will therefore benefit the local economy.”
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