New rapid EV charging network in Hampshire now fully operational

New rapid EV charging network in Hampshire now fully operational


The new rapid electric vehicle (EV) charging network around Hampshire is now ready for electric car drivers to use.

After reporting that a new rapid charger had been pushed live in Fareham, Hampshire County Council has announced a full list of rapid chargers that are now available for public use around the county.

The charging points have been installed by Hampshire County Council in partnership with Scottish and Southern Energy (SSE) using Government grants aimed at promoting a switch to low emission vehicle. The new rapid charging points can be found at the following locations:

Andover – Texaco Service Station, Charlton Road (SP10 3JZ)
Fareham – Civic Way (North) Car Park (PO16 7AE)
Farnborough – ESSO Petrol Station, Bridge Street (GU14 0HS)
Ringwood – The Furlong Car Park, A31 (BH24 1AT)
Romsey – Romsey Rapids Leisure Centre Car Park (SO51 8AF)

The rapid charge units can can provide an 80% charge in under 30 mins and have three different types of connectors (CCS, CHAdeMO and Mennekes) and so a full range of electric vehicles can use them.

Hampshire County Council has confirmed there will be a charge of around £5-7 for using these points, which will go towards maintenance costs.

To use the points EV drivers need to sign up for ChargePoint genie RFID card, which you can register for here

Councillor Seán Woodward, Executive Member for Economy, Transport and Environment at Hampshire County Council, said: “These charge-points improve support for those already driving electric vehicles, and will hopefully encourage greater local take up of such vehicles in the future. This is a part of the contribution we want to make to reducing the Hampshire’s carbon footprint and cutting vehicle emissions in Hampshire. The aim is to develop transport infrastructure that meets future demand and encourages more people to use electric vehicles, by providing easier and quicker access to charging their electric vehicles and this is a good starting point.”

Hamshire County Council