A brand new charging point has been installed in north east Derbyshire as part of the council’s efforts to reduce the carbon emissions and improve air quality.
The Electronic Vehicle charging point was installed at the Civic Centre in Dronfield to facilitate the charging of fully electric vehicles.
The electric charging station is a rapid charging point which can charge vehicle batteries up to 80% in only thirty minutes.
Councillor Charlotte Cupit, Cabinet Member for the Environment said, “We are committed to helping reduce carbon emissions by installing rapid charging points in our town centres and District. This will help achieve our ambitions within our Climate Change Action Plan. We declared a climate emergency in the summer and we’re taking this seriously to help have a positive impact on our environment”.
“I’m pleased by our success in obtaining a grant to support this new technology which enables us to bring in new infrastructure to our District. We will continue to show our commitment to investing in green technologies wherever possible and making them available for our residents and businesses to use”.
The EV point in Dronfield Civic Centre has now gone live and will appear on national databases, web maps and apps including the automatic updates onto in car sat-navs. Existing EV drivers will then be able to find the new point on the D2N2 network.
The dual rapid charge point will work with the existing infrastructure across the D2N2 network of charging points across the County.
27 November 2019