Engenie has announced that it will expand its network in Cardiff, doubling the current rapid EV charging infrastructure in the city with 12 new charge points due, and the first four having received planning permission.
In a move that will contribute to the reduction of local air quality issues on the Welsh capital, Engenie’s charge points are powered by 100% renewable electricity, and are expected to be installed by the end of the year.
The first sites to get the new rapid units are Bute Crescent and Howard Place, located conveniently for those visiting Cardiff Bay or the City Centre respectively. As they will appear on the Engenie network, there will be no membership or connection fees, and access to the 50 kW chargers is via contactless debit or credit card.
Patrick Sherriff, Business Development Director, Engenie, said: “Our national network of rapid chargers is greatly improving air quality across the UK. Cardiff Council is embracing the EV
revolution and putting drivers at its heart by installing some of the most user-friendly rapid charging points available today.”
A remaining four sites at strategic city centre locations will be confirmed at a later date, and each of the announced spots will have two rapid chargers installed each. All Engenie charge points appear on Zap-Map as they go live, thanks to a dynamic data partnership with the network that allows Zap-Map users to see live status updates via desktop or app.