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Dobbies Garden Centre in Huntingdon unveils ultra-rapid EV charging station

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Dobbies Garden Centre has introduced an ultra-rapid electric vehicle (EV) charging facility at its Huntingdon location.

This initiative, spearheaded by the national charging network Be.EV, marks a new era of green innovation for Dobbies, offering customers, commuters, and local residents a convenient, efficient, and affordable EV charging solution.

Celebrations were in full swing on Saturday as representatives from Be.EV and Dobbies, alongside members of the public, inaugurated the site. To commemorate the launch, Be.EV offered free charging sessions to its members, showcasing the facility's capabilities and commitment to fostering a sustainable future.

The newly installed charging station boasts eight ultra-rapid charging bays, each capable of delivering up to 150kW of power. This impressive output can provide a typical electric vehicle with approximately 125 miles of range in just 15 minutes, making it an ideal stop for EV owners on the go.

The site's accessibility caters to the daily traffic flow of around 12,000 vehicles passing through the town, including those commuting to the nearby city of Cambridge. This development not only enhances the convenience of EV ownership for local and commuting motorists but also aligns with Dobbies' commitment to environmental stewardship and innovation.

Asif Ghafoor, CEO at Be.EV, said: “It’s a great step for us to bring our EV charging infrastructure to the Huntingdon branch of Dobbies - it’s a beloved national brand that shares our vision for a more sustainable future. 


“The Huntingdon site will provide shoppers and local residents with future-proof, ultra-rapid charging that will last for years to come, and other retailers should wake up and smell the roses.


“The site is a prime example of how national retailers should be approaching EV charging. Having reliable chargers on-site is the key to unlocking additional footfall and revenue for retailers, and in the age of the electric vehicle, Dobbies Huntingdon is the pick of the bunch.”


Stefan Anderson, Store Manager at Dobbies Huntingdon, said: "The new Be.EV Charging Hub is great for our customers, and shows our commitment to a sustainable future. We’re glad to be offering our customers even more from their visit, and finding plenty of new drivers discovering us for the first time as they’re charging up."


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