A new rapid charger as been added at Leicester Sports Arena for use by electric vehicles (EVs) at the site’s Charter Street car park.
The new charger has been installed by ChargePoint Services in partnership with the Arena and British Gas. Made available for easy access, the point is on ChargePoint Genie’s pay-as-you-go service.
Adam Clarke, the Assistant City Mayor for Energy and Sustainability, who is also a Trustee of the Leicester Riders Foundation, said: “This is a great asset for the arena, and a welcome addition to the network of charging units we are rolling out around the city.
“Encouraging sustainable means of transport, which help to meet our environmental targets, will be enhanced by this development at the Leicester Sports Arena.”
Kevin Routledge, Project Director at the Leicester Sports Arena, said: “We are delighted to be providing this service to Arena users, and play our small part in improving the access to charging for electric car users, and thereby helping to improve the environment of the city.
“We believe the arena is a really important facility for the community, and making it accessible, while contributing to the city’s environmental targets, are important objective for us.”
Alex Bamberg, Managing Director of ChargePoint Services Ltd, added:”We are extremely pleased to be able to support this project alongside the Leicester Sports Arena. Their forward thinking approach in terms of the provision of re-fuelling for electric vehicles whilst drivers are engaged in their sports activity, using any of the other facilities or just wanting to charge their car, is the ideal scenario for encouraging the take up of electric cars.”
Pictured above: Kevin Routledge and Adam Clarke