A car being charged at an electric vehicle charging point

Electric vehicle charge points set up in Merseyside

Published:  15 March, 2016

Twenty-eight new Evolt electric vehicle (EV) charge points have been set up in Merseyside.

Fourteen Evolt of the charge points have been installed for public use at sites across Merseyside, including rail stations, hospitals and the Seacombe Ferry Terminal; a further 14 have been strategically placed at sites of importance for the local authority, such as council buildings and NHS depots.

Of the 28 chargers, a mix of 7kW dual wallmount and 7kW standard dual posts were installed, forming the first phase of Recharge, the LCR's scheme to encourage the public and the local authorities to simultaneously decrease their carbon footprints.

Merseytravel, the body responsible for coordinating bids and projects, chose Evolt after a full tender process.

Amy Coulson, programme development officer at Merseytravel, said LCR's e-mobility strategy includes promoting the use of EVs across the region by installing a charging network.

A car being charged at an electric vehicle charging point

‘The LCR, which includes seven local authorities, is committed to leading by example and has recently been awarded funding by the Office for Low Emission Vehicles to introduce 23 Ultra Low Emission Vehicles into its fleets over the coming year,' she said.

Justin Meyer, general manager of Evolt, said: ‘We have developed a significant relationship with the LCR, helped by our experience of dealing with local councils across the country and are now the EV charge point supplier of choice in the city region.'

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