City of York reveals first publicly accessible rapid charging points

City of York reveals first publicly accessible rapid charging points


City of York Council has installed two eVolt multipoint rapid charging points, which are now now live and available for public use.

The rapid charging points, which offer both rapid AC and DC charging, are located at York Sports Village (YO10 5FG) and Poppleton Bar Park and Ride (YO26 6QF).

As part of the councils electric car charging scheme, four fast (22kW) charge points have also been installed at Askham Bar Park and Ride (YO24 1LW) with a further 2 fast and 2 slow points located at Bootham Row Car Park (YO30 7BP).

At all charging sites, users are charged 15p per kWh of energy, which can be payed via the CYC Smartphone App.

Some of the charge points will have restricted access meaning users will only be able to use them at certain times of the day – see Zap-Map’s point pages, by clicking on the relevant link above, for further details.

city of york evolt rapid charging pointYou can also find the new City of York charging points by using our search pages or on Zap-Map Live.

Cllr Dave Merrett, Cabinet Member for environmental services, planning and sustainability, said: “Using electric vehicles means a 50 to 60 percent reduction in CO2 and zero fuel-related emissions of air pollutants, with significantly lower running costs than diesel, which makes them ideal for businesses and others in the City of York area.”

The rollout of new charging points in the City of York is being supported by government funding form the Office of Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV), who reiterated their commitment to EV charging by announcing a £500 million grant scheme earlier in the year.

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