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Midlands’ electric vehicle charging network grows

Electric vehicle charging points are being installed at 10 locations in Corby with a further eight locations being finalised as part of the ‘Electric Corby’ project.

With the support of Corby Borough Council, the latest Siemens EV charging equipment will be installed over the coming weeks.

The new network of Siemens EV charge points will help Corby strengthen its position as a location for ‘cleantech’ business investment, and bolster the wider ‘Plugged in Midlands’ programme and a growing national network of chargers.

Siemens charging solutions are designed, built and installed for long-term field deployment and high level of usage.

The compact CP500A AC charging point can charge two vehicles at the same time, reducing installation and maintenance costs, and maximising space.

It allows the integration of calibrated meters for the exact billing of charged energy and/or feed-in meters for the exact offsetting of energy input with electricity providers.

Nick Bolton, project manager for Electric Corby, said: “Electric and hybrid electric vehicles will play a growing part in the future of transport in the UK.

“We are delighted that having secured funding to assist businesses that are gearing up for the future we can now start installing the infrastructure that will support the growth of Corby’s economy.”

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