Electrical Vehicle (EV) charging points have been installed in Loughton.
Epping Forest District Council (EFDC) has partnered with leading EV charge point supplier, InstaVolt, to install 2 rapid EV charging stations at the Oakwood Hill East car park on the Oakwood Hill Industrial Estate in Loughton.
This is the first public charging point in an EFDC operated car park. Oakwood Hill East car park was chosen as a first site for EV charging following a large increase in requests from residents and businesses for more public EV charging. The location, near to industrial estate, The Crate and the M11, is ideal to meet the needs of higher mileage users or those needing a quick or urgent top-up charge.
Using EV charging points
The charging points will be activated from Monday 28 March 2022.
Any electric vehicle that is DC (direct current) compatible can use the rapid chargers which are available for use 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
There’s no connection fee or monthly membership, subscription or smartphone app required. You only pay for what you use. Payment can be made via contactless debit or credit card.
If you encounter a problem when charging, contact InstaVolt’s free driver support
- Call 0808 281 4444 (available 24/7)
Existing parking restrictions apply. Non-electric vehicles that block the charging bays may receive a penalty notice.
Important step for plans
Councillor Sam Kane, Portfolio Holder for Customer and Partnerships at Epping Forest District Council (EFDC) said:
Epping Forest District Council is proud to partner with InstaVolt for the installation of the first electric vehicle (EV) charging points in an EFDC operated off-street car park. This is an important step for plans for more public EV charging points across the district.
Providing public EV charging stations and supporting the uptake of EV vehicles, which in turn helps reduce our carbon footprint, is part of our commitment to do everything within the Council’s power to become a carbon-neutral district by 2030. Lower emission transport improves local air quality which is key for a greener and cleaner district.
InstaVolt has an industry leading reputation for ease of use and reliability, with a simple and transparent approach to charging for all EV drivers. Our partnership with InstaVolt demonstrates EFDC’s dedication to providing a high-level service for our customers.
Nathan Piper, Business Development Manager at InstaVolt said:
We’re pleased to partner with EFDC and offer residents of the area access to 2, high speed rapid chargers. Data revealed Epping Forest has a total of 35 EV public chargers, so the installation of 2 more chargers is an exciting development and testament to the council’s commitment to improved air quality and encouraging uptake of the EV sector.
InstaVolt is constantly finding ways to expand its network and improve the charge point infrastructure across the country. This partnership will provide EV drivers with greater options and encourage further uptake in the area.
Epping Forest District Council is committed to encouraging the take up of electric vehicles in supporting reduction in carbon emissions and improvement in local air quality as part of the climate change declaration.
Providing public EV charging points also supports key policies of reducing road transport emissions; helping meet the Interim Air Pollution Mitigation Strategy for a 10% conversion of cars to Ultra Low Emission Vehicles by 2025 and working towards becoming a carbon-neutral district by 2030.
InstaVolt is committed to developing and improving the charge point infrastructure across the country by pledging to install 10,000 EV rapid public chargers in the next decade, encouraging more drivers to make the switch.
Visit our Electric Vehicle webpages for more information, or contact our parking and transport team
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