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Devon council to install pay-as-you-go rapid chargers

Mid Devon District Council is to install rapid electric vehicle charging points across the region under an agreement with InstaVolt.

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Tim Payne, CEO of InstaVolt.

The first phase of work will see eight rapid chargers installed in Tiverton, Cullompton and Crediton and the surrounding areas. The charging points are compatible with all EVs using the CHAdeMO, CCS or Type 2 AC (43kWh) charging standards and will be available for use by use by both domestic and commercial vehicles on a pay-as-you-go basis.

The points will also be linked to the zap-map.com electric vehicle website to enable EV drivers from across the country to locate them.

The move will help the council with its plans to drive down carbon emissions but will also provide it with an income from InstaVolt for the next 30 years.

Councillor Ray Stanley, Cabinet Member for Housing at Mid Devon District Council, said: “We are committed to making Mid Devon an even better place to live, work and visit and the environment plays a big part in this. Creating the right infrastructure will help us to embrace the use of electric vehicles locally and improve air quality across the region.”

Tim Payne, CEO of InstaVolt, added: “Mid Devon District Council is pioneering in its use of green technologies and we’re delighted to help them take this even further with the installation of rapid electric vehicle charging points.”

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for 14 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. Natalie works across the magazine portfolio and updates the company websites with daily news, interviews and road test content.

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