2 rapid electric vehicle (EV) charging points are now live at the Burton Road car park in Debden.
Epping Forest District Council has partnered again with leading EV charge point supplier, InstaVolt, to install 2 new rapid charging stations.
Accessible EV bay
1 charging point is an accessible EV bay. It is designed to accommodate Blue Badge holders, larger vehicles and smaller commercial vehicles. This complies with the British Standard Institution (BSI) accessibility standard for EV charge points, working towards a more inclusive and reliable public charging points.
Fit for purpose
Councillor Sam Kane, Cabinet Member for Customer and Corporate Support Services said:
We are pleased to increase the number of public EV charging points in the district to meet the demand from residents, with further opportunities being explored.
The introduction of an accessible EV charging bay in Burton Road car park is particularly exciting. We recognise the need for accessible EV charging infrastructure and want to ensure our charging stations are fit for purpose for all our communities.
Climate Change Action Plan
Electric Vehicles are an important part of meeting the Council’s Climate Change Action Plan as they are responsible for considerably lower emissions than convention vehicles. The existing EV charging stations have already substantially reduced greenhouse gas emissions in our district.
EV charging in the district
EV chargers are also available in EFDC Banson’s Lane (Ongar) and Oakwood Hill East (Loughton) car parks. Further sites are being explored to expand the number of public EV chargers offered in EFDC car parks across the district.
The EV charging points will be available 24/7. Existing car park restrictions during operational hours will apply – users should refer to car park tariff boards.
Visit our Electric Vehicle webpages for more information.
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