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Havant Borough Council rolls out chargers

Three new GeniePoint Rapid Chargers have been installed across Havant in Hampshire as the council looks to encourage drivers to switch to electric vehicles.

Councillor Pike & Councillor Bowerman at Emsworth GeniePoint – Havant Borough Council

The newly installed 50kW+ chargers are located at South Street in Emsworth and Tidworth Road in Leigh Park while the charger in Wellington Way in Waterlooville will go live at the beginning of March.

Jane Devlin, energy strategy manager for Havant Borough Council, said: “Delivering public-facing electric vehicle infrastructure is crucial if we are to see the switch away from polluting petrol and diesel vehicles. Not everyone can have a charger at home, so making these chargers accessible in council-owned car parks with a competitive tariff opens up the possibility of owning an electric vehicle to more people. The three locations in Havant Borough Council will help make the switch to an electric car or van a realistic and cost-effect option.”

The new chargers are part of the GeniePoint network, which is free to join and offers more than 25 GeniePoint chargers located across Hampshire. Once signed up to the network, drivers can charge using a tariff of £0.30p/kWh, plus £1.00 connection fee.

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for nearly 20 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.