Open fast EV charging network Plug In Suffolk launched

Open fast EV charging network Plug In Suffolk launched


Plug In Suffolk – a new EV charging network – has been launched by charge point manufacturer EO Charging, partnering with Suffolk County Council and renewable energy supplier Bulb.

The open network is accessed via a contactless credit of debit card, with no membership or registration required.

The first location to feature the network’s chargers has opened today (Wednesday 6th February) at Urban Jungle Plant Nursery and Cafe in Beccles, with two 7 kW EC chargers available for members of the public, visitors, and employees to charge.

The units are the first of 100 devices due to be installed as part of the network, with up to 400 inlets set to become available for EV drivers in the county.

Charlie Jardine, Founder and CEO of EO Charging, said: “Suffolk’s existing charging infrastructure is simply not fit for purpose if we are to see the mass adoption of EVs across the county.

The ‘Plug In Suffolk’ network will play a vital role in increasing the density of publicly available fast EV chargers and will ensure that driving electric in Suffolk is hassle-free. Charging should be as easy as buying groceries, simply tap-and-go!

“We want to support Suffolk County Council’s ambition of Creating the Greenest County and firmly believe that implementing this network is an important piece of the puzzle. We’re also pretty excited to be launching the network on our home soil here in Suffolk!”

Businesses in Suffolk are able to apply to become part of the network, with the installation of an EO Pay unit allowing visitors to pay for the energy they use while charging. Organisations have the option to pay for the chargers up-front or spread the cost through a ‘Charging-as-a-service’ model.

For further information, visit Plug In Suffolk’s website, or clock below to see the charge points on Zap-Map as they go live.

Pictured top (l-r) are: Councillor Richard Rout, Richard Seppings of Anglia Car Charging, Charlie Jardine of EO Charging, and Peter Frost from Suffolk County Council.