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Chargemaster to roll out 150 electric vehicle charge points in Lancashire

Chargemaster POLAR network

Chargemaster will start rolling out a network of 150 public electric vehicle charging points in Lancashire early next year.

The vehicle charging specialist won a bid by Lancashire County Council to the Department for Transport’s Highway Maintenance Challenge Fund.

Chargemaster will provide 18 of its Ultracharge rapid chargers and 66 dual-socket fast chargers, for use with a standard Type 2 public charging cable.

The first units will be installed early next year and will be included on the POLAR network, which now has over 5,500 charging points across the UK.

David Martell, Chargemaster chief executive, said: “There are already over 1,000 electric vehicle drivers in Lancashire and that number is expected to grow considerably over the coming years.

“We are committed to ensuring that EV drivers have access to charging points right across the country, so we will be improving coverage across the region.”

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  • john4870 - 04/12/2017 16:25

    By default, most people who drive electric vehicles are 'short journey' drivers - and most will charge at home because we still cannot trust the public charging networks. Mine is a plug-in hybrid - but costs for charging points are such that I would never use one, and I bought the car on the basis that charging will be home charging - I did try public points but the rarity of finding them working and not in use, plus the time to sit around waiting for a charge makes it unlikely I will use one. Can't wee this changing next week - aside from the general lack of public knowledge about EV's, hybrids and PHEV's. I know it is 'chicken and egg' - but for now the petrol engine still leads, which is why hybrid still wins by a country mile! (Had 4 hybrids, now on first PHEV).

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