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EV charging firm ENGIE announce expansion to its network in Waverley Borough

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Electric vehicle charging firm ENGIE has announced an expansion to its network in Waverley Borough.

ENGIE has been working closely with Waverley Borough Council, who in September 2019 declared a climate emergency and is now actively working to reduce carbon emissions across the borough.

In support of their drive to improve air quality and become carbon neutral by 2030, a key part of the councils’ commitment is to embed carbon reduction across all aspects of Council operation.

ENGIE has already installed GeniePoint Network chargers across Waverley’s public car parks in Cranleigh, Godalming and Haslemere, and further chargers are scheduled to be installed in Farnham.

These chargers are rapid, 50kW+ chargers with three connectors – DC CCS, DC CHAdeMO and AC Type 2, which will charge any model of electric vehicle. The chargers are accessed via the GeniePoint App, available from the App Store or Google Play, or by RFID card.

Councillor Steve Williams, Waverley Borough Council Portfolio Holder for Environment and Sustainability, said: “The continuation of our commitment to EV infrastructure is a key part of Waverley Borough Council’s aim to become carbon-neutral by 2030 and, hopefully, an encouragement to residents to switch to electric vehicles and help us achieve this. As a council, we purchased our own 100% electric car earlier this year to help drive down our own carbon emissions, the first of many electric vehicles we will be purchasing over coming years and we are encouraging the suppliers we work with to do the same.”

In addition to the public chargers, ENGIE have also installed a workplace charging solution for Waverley Borough Council’s own fleet vehicles. Three Alfen Single Proline chargers have been installed at the Council offices at The Bury’s, Godalming, to provide easily accessible, secure private charging facilities during working hours. These chargers are then publicly available between 5.30pm - 8.30am, providing additional charging capacity to further support the switch to electric vehicles.

Councillor Nick Palmer, Waverley Borough Council Portfolio Holder for Operational and Enforcement Services, said: “"As the use of electric cars increases in line with national strategy, we aim to respond to keep pace with demand, so that drivers in Waverley can be confident that they will have recharging facilities as they visit our area."

Alex Bamberg, Managing Director, ENGIE EV Solutions, said: “Our GeniePoint Network saw a record number of new driver registrations in October 2020, alongside registrations of pure electric vehicles in the first nine months of this year which were up 127% compared to 2019. Waverley Borough Council’s sustainability strategy to put in place electric vehicle charging infrastructure to encourage drivers to make the switch to cleaner, zero carbon transport, is exactly what is required to help meet the needs of todays’ drivers.”


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