A new partnership project between Bournemouth Borough Council, Dorset County Council and Borough of Poole, has agreed plans to install 18 new rapid charge points across the Dorset region.
The scheme, named ChargerNet, installed it’s first rapid multi-standard (CHAdeMO, CCS and AC Type 2) unit a few weeks ago just off the A35 at the Civic Centre in Poole (BH15 2RU).
The charging points will be part of the Charge Your Car network and accessible only with a CYC membership or mobile phone app; a £4 fee to charge does apply.
Over the next 10 weeks, the ChargerNet partnership will install 18 EV chargers aimed at providing charge to EV drivers drivers who live/work in the region as well as those visiting.
There will be five rapid chargers installed in Poole, a further five in Bournemouth and eight in Dorset.
ChargerNet is on track to have the rest of the chargers available b the end of May in the following locations:
Ashley Road, Poole
Old Orchard, Poole
Poole Road, Westbourne
Lighthouse Arts Centre
Hawkwood Road car park, (adjacent to library), Boscombe
Madeira Road multi storey car park
Richmond Gardens multi storey car park
Pound Lane car park, Kinson
Christchurch Road, near Lansdowne roundabout
East Street car park, Bridport
Saxon Square, Christchurch
Trinity Street car park, Dorchester
Charmouth Road car park, Lyme Regis
Harbourside car park, Weymouth
Allenview West car park, Wimborne
Nigel Hutton, Transport Policy Manager, Borough of Poole, said: “These new chargers are really great news not only for those people who already use electric vehicles but also for those residents and businesses who may be thinking about using them in the future.”
Ian Kalra, Head of Transportation Services, Bournemouth Borough Council, said: “We are currently rolling out the town’s largest ever transport programme to give people better options on how they travel. Electric vehicles are a great choice for those wanting to travel longer distances but reduce their emissions at the same time.”
ChargerNet, Daily Echo