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ChargePoint Services installs EV rapid chargers for Havant Council

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ChargePoint Services and Havant Borough Council have partnered to install three new rapid chargers across the borough.

GeniePoint chargers (50kW+) have already been put in at South Street, Emsworth, and Tidworth Road, Leigh Park, with one at Wellington Way, Waterlooville, due to go live at the beginning of March.

Jane Devlin, energy strategy manager for Havant Borough Council, said: “Delivering public-facing electric vehicle infrastructure is crucial if we are to see the switch away from polluting petrol & diesel vehicles.

“Not everyone can have a charger at home, so making these chargers accessible in council-owned car parks with a competitive tariff opens up the possibility of owning an electric vehicle to more people.

“The three locations in Havant Borough Council will help make the switch to an electric car or van a realistic and cost-effect option.”

Alex Bamberg, managing director, ChargePoint Services, added:  “ChargePoint Services are highly focused on supporting local councils in their efforts to provide infrastructure to facilitate the change to electric vehicle transportation in their area.

“With each additional local authority providing this critical service, the GeniePoint Network spreads even further across the UK providing access to the UK’s fast growing, reliable rapid charging network.”

To use the new chargers, people will need to join the free GeniePoint Network prior to connecting their vehicles.

Once signed up, the GeniePoint Network offers a tariff of £0.30p/kWh, plus £1.00 connection fee.

There are now over 25 GeniePoint chargers located across Hampshire making travelling around and across the county.

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  • Sage & Onion - 07/02/2019 13:37

    At the last count I had no fewer than 6 different car charging Apps on my smartphone. This is what is holding back the take up of EV's and PHEV's in my opinion. Each app requires its own deposited funds to draw off when used. As a Fleet Manager, I only give my drivers 2 fuel cards, and that is 1 too many in my view. So why would I want to have the equivalent of 6 or more fuel cards with charging data all over the place? The EV industry needs to get their heads together and roll out just one App that all the other chargepoint providers feed into so drivers see what the availability is and what the charging cost is at each chargepoint offered by different providers. I speak not only as a Fleet Manager but also as a PHEV driver who is seriously considering a return to diesel for his next car if the infrastructure remains so fragmented.

  • The Engineer - 09/02/2019 22:38

    Totally agree. Its a mess. It would even be simple if all chargers just took simple contactless credit card payments instead of faffing with apps. As a PHEV driver too, I have not charged anywhere apart from home since we were 'kicked off' Ecotricity chargers due to a combination of lack of slow chargers in places I am going to be for long enough and lack of rapid chargers economically viable for a PHEV range.

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