An Electric Vehicle Charging Point has been installed at the Maiden Way Car Park in Hadleigh, making the town more accessible for green minded motorists.
Babergh District Council has installed the ‘fast’ charging point and now opened it for public use. Up to two cars at a time can use the point, at two special parking bays in the Maiden Way Car Park on Magdalen Road, Hadleigh. Electric vehicles can charge using the Type 2 Mennekes connector, the most common electric charging connection.
The point provides electricity at a cost of 30p per kW with a £1 connection fee. Payment is accepted via a smartphone app or using a contactless RFID Card available from EVDriver.
The charging point was installed by EV Driver, a company who have installed charging points across the UK and worked towards CO2 reduction over the last nine years. This is the second charging point installed by EV Driver for Babergh District Council, following a similar point installed in the Kingfisher Leisure Centre Car Park in Sudbury last September.
Cllr Tina Campbell, Babergh District Council’s Cabinet Member for Environment, said: “Car emissions are one of the largest contributors to air pollution, which can have a devastating impact on people’s health as well as on the environment. We are encouraging motorists to swap their petrol or diesel cars for electric vehicles and making it easier for them to do so by installing this charging point. This will enable residents and visitors to Hadleigh to travel in a more environmentally-friendly way.”
Photographs of Cllr Campbell's visit to the charging point are available on our Flickr account.
Drivers can find further details of the network and register online to make payments, via EV Driver’s website.