Plans to promote electric vehicle (EV) use in Liverpool are moving forward successfully with the completed installation of 28 new charging points in the region. Fitted by APT Controls, the Evolt charge points have been installed across the Liverpool City Region (LCR), which includes the local councils of Liverpool North and South, Halton, Knowsley, Sefton, St Helens and Wirral.
Commissioned by Merseytravel, the body that advises the area’s transport committees, the roll-out includes 14 chargers available for public use, with the remaining half situated for use by local authorities at strategic places such as council buildings and NHS depots. Public access sites have been set up at the likes of railway stations, hospitals and the Seacombe ferry terminal.
The charge points are a mix of 7kW dual posts and wall-boxes, and form the first phase of Liverpool’s ‘Recharge’ plans – a scheme that aims to encourage the public and local authorities to decrease their carbon footprints.
Amy Coulson, Programme Development Officer at Merseytravel,said: “It (Merseytravel’s e-mobility strategy) sets out our commitment to promoting the use of EVs across the region, and this includes installing a charging network for an even greater public take up of environmentally friendly transport. Evolt are helping us deliver this.
“The LCR, which includes seven local authorities, is committed to leading by example and has recently been awarded funding by the Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV) to introduce 23 Ultra Low Emission Vehicles into its fleets over the coming year.”
Justin Meyer, General Manager of Evolt, said: “We have developed a significant relationship with the LCR, helped by our experience of dealing with local councils across the country, and are now the EV charge point supplier of choice in the City Region.”