South Norfolk Council has teamed up with Vattenfall and BMM Energy Solutions to install InCharge charging stations in its car parks across the district. These will be the first electric vehicle charging stations installed in Britain by Vattenfall, the Swedish energy group.
Vattenfall will initially install and operate 20 charging stations - owned by South Norfolk Council - at five car parks in the district. All of the power used to charge vehicles will be supplied by its British wind farms. The partnership with British-based BMM means that Vattenfall is working with one of the UK’s most experienced installers of electric vehicle charging infrastructure.
The electric points will be installed in below car parks:
- Swan Lane, Long Stratton
- Church Plain, Loddon
- Bullock Fair Close, Harleston
- Market Street, Wymondham
- Weavers Court, Diss
South Norfolk Council Cabinet member Keith Kiddie said: “Working with our partners, South Norfolk Council is once again leading the way in ensuring that our residents and businesses can benefit from modern technology. We are providing a network of charging points, in our car parks, to encourage and enable electric vehicle owners to shop in our market towns. We will also be giving our residents, living in town centres, the opportunity to consider using clean energy and buying an electric car, as they will now have access to charging points overnight.”
Anthony Hinde, Vattenfall’s Managing Director for InCharge, its electric vehicle charging business in the UK, said: “We launched InCharge in Britain earlier this year, so we are pleased, six-months later, to be installing our first ever InCharge public charging stations in Britain. Powered with 100% renewable energy from Vattenfall’s British wind farms, drivers using InCharge in South Norfolk can go electric with homegrown wind power.
Electric vehicle drivers with Vattenfall’s InCharge mobile application or charge card can charge at any Vattenfall InCharge charging point on a pay-as-you-go basis. Vattenfall plans to roll-out the InCharge network in Britain in partnership with public bodies, commercial property and commercial fleet operators.
Vattenfall plans to make roaming agreements with other operators or driver service providers in the UK, meaning that InCharge drivers will have access to an expanding, reliable and easy to use network across the country and northern Europe.
For more information about InCharge please visit www.goincharge.com