The new charging hub has capacity for 36 EV’s, making it the largest EV charging hub in Wales and the second largest in the UK.
A mix of rapid 50kw and fast 7kw chargers have been installed at the hub for local users who have no access to off street parking. Three of the parking bays and charging units are specifically allocated for disabled users.
The project, funded by the Welsh Government, has been delivered to promote the uptake of electric vehicles in the region by providing essential infrastructure, as part of the local authority’s plan to reduce carbon and harmful emissions.
Justin Meyer, managing director of SWARCO Smart Charging, said: ‘Having proven and reliable charging equipment available for public use is key to supporting the uptake of electric vehicles. We are proud to have supported Denbighshire County Council in the delivery of this new, state-of-the-art charging hub in Rhyl – the largest of its kind in Wales.’
Cllr Barry Mellor, lead member for Environment and Transport, said: ‘We are really pleased to open Rhyl’s new charging hub and I thank the local community for their support during construction. This facility will help those in the area who don’t have off-street parking and want to move to running an electric vehicle.